What is that Polio Picture? We’re at an urgent point in our work to achieve a polio-free world and to adapt the lessons learned to improve health systems worldwide. Learn about the state of polio eradication and its broader relevance to global health with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization director-general, Jennifer Jones, president, Rotary International 2022-23, and other key global health leaders on 21-22 October.

We invite you to attend this important livestreamed event, World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond: A healthier future for mothers and children. The conference will also feature: 

  • Regional breakout sessions highlighting Rotary maternal and child health projects 
  • Discussions on community-based solutions to improve global health  
  • A UNICEF session on the power of vaccines 
  • Highlights on Rotary’s Programs of Scale for malaria and maternal-child health 


At a time when some 830 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes each day and 7,000 newborn babies die daily, we must focus on the “Beyond.” Building on the investments already made in polio eradication will bring much value to a wide range of health initiatives, particularly immunizations and the health of mothers and children.   

We hope you’ll take advantage of this free live streamed conference focused on creating healthier futures for Mothers and Children. Registration for the event is not required. Visit the World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond website to learn more about the event programming and save the dates to your calendar, so you don’t miss this important event.  

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 486. Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 1, Benin – 7 (3 in 2021), Central African Republic – 3, Chad – 18 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 182 (28 in 2021), Eritrea – 1, Ghana – 2, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 8 (13 in 2021), Malawi – 3, Mozambique – 8 (2 in 2021), Niger – 10 (18 in 2021), Nigeria – 36 (415 in 2021), Pakistan – 8, Somalia – 4 (1 in 2021), Togo – 0, United States – 1, Yemen – 150 (69 in 2021)

New Polio Cases & Samples This WeekBenin – 1 cVDPV2 Case, D R Congo – 18 cVDPV1 Cases + 17 cVDPV2 Cases, Malawi – 1 cVDPV1 Case, Niger – 2 cVDPV2 Samples, Pakistan – 2 cVDPV1 Samples, Senegal – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Togo – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Yemen – 5 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

We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us (such as global polio eradication) that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are (99.9% polio case reduction & 20 million children spared the paralysis of polio since 1988).

Bill Watterson – with Polio facts by Terry Ziegler

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 10/22/2022

0 new Polio cases were reported this week.
20 Wild Polio cases – 2022 (1 Wild Polio case, 2021). The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 9/20/22.
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020.
2 WPV1 and 0 cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 10/22/2022

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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