October 01, 2022
Afghanistan completes largest ever review polio surveillance system

WHO Afghanistan’s polio eradication program

Oct 1, 2022 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

What is that Polio Picture? Afghanistan – For the last two decades, the prospect of sending 16 visiting polio experts out across the provinces of Afghanistan would have been impossible but from June 6-19, 2022, WHO Afghanistan’s polio eradication program did just that.

Their mission? To review the country’s polio surveillance system, assess its functionality at all levels and make specific recommendations for maintaining and improving surveillance quality.

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 401 Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 1, Benin – 6 (3 in 2021), Chad – 18 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 120 (28 in 2021), Eritrea – 1, Ghana – 2, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 8 (13 in 2021), Malawi – 2, Mozambique – 5 (2 in 2021), Niger – 10 (18 in 2021), Nigeria – 33 (415 in 2021), Pakistan – 8, Somalia – 3 (1 in 2021), Togo – 0, United States – 1, Yemen – 139 (69 in 2021) .

New Polio Cases & Samples This Week – Afghanistan – 1 WPV1 Sample, Algeria – 5 cVDPV2 Samples, D R Congo – 9  cVDPV2 Cases, Egypt – 1 cVDPV2 Sample,  Mozambique – 1 cVDPV1 Case, Nigeria – 6 cVDPV2 Sample, Pakistan – 4 WPV1 Samples, Yemen – 12 cVDPV2 Cases.

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases -689 in 22 Countries.  

2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 1,113 in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

“An investment in polio eradication goes further than fighting one disease.  It is the ultimate investment in both equity and sustainability – it is for everyone and forever.”

Seth Berkley, CEO, GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 10/1/2022

0 new Polio cases were reported this week.
19 Wild Polio cases – 2022 (1 Wild Polio case, 2021). The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 9/10/22.
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020.
1 WPV1 and 0 cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 10/1/2022

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
2 Wild Polio case – 2022, (4 Wild Polio cases, 2021). The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 9/10/22.
56 Wild Polio cases – 2020.
0 WPV1 and 0 CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.

Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!

Terry Ziegler, Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser Rotary Region 36

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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