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Three 2019 & Three 2020 new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  See attached report.                

What is that Polio picture?  We've Eradicated two of the Three Types of the Wild Polio Virus.  Are you ready for the Countdown To History?

It is with profound sorrow that the WHO announces the sudden demise of Dr Peter Salama, who passed away on January 24, 2020. Dr Salama contributed to polio eradication at WHO through his work as Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Programme and most recently as Executive Director of the Division of Universal Health Coverage – Life Course.

 Vaccine Derived Polio Cases -  O Vaccine Derived Polio Cases reported in 2020:  Papua New Guinea - 0 (0 in 2019).  CAR - 0 (18 in 2019).  Nigeria - 0 (20 in 2019)  Niger - 0 (1 in 2019).  Somalia - 0 (3 in 2019).  DRC - 0 (75 in 2019).  Mozambique - 0 (0 in 2019). Angola - 0 (99 in 2019).  China - 0 (1 In 2019)..  Ethiopia - 0 (5 in 2019). Myanmar - 0 (6 in 2019), Benin - 0 (7 in 2019), Ghana - 0 (11 in 2019), Philippines - 0 (15 in 2019), Zambia - 0 (2 in 2019), Pakistan - 0 (18 in 2019), Togo - 0 (7 in 2019), Malaysia - 0 (2 in 2019) .   Three hundred and two Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 2019.   

Quote of the Day -  "Character is like a tree and reputation is like its shadow.  The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." - Abraham Lincoln   

The Final Three Polio Endemic Countries:

  • Pakistan - Three new 2019 & one three 2020 Polio cases reported this week. Four  Polio cases reported in 2020.  The most recent cases were from the Khyber Pkhtunkhwa, Sindh, & Balochistan Provinces with an onset of paralysis on 1/7/20.  Pakistan reported one hundred & thirty-six Wild Polio cases in 2019.  Ten new Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.  
  • Afghanistan - One new Polio 2019 case reported this past week. No Polio cases reported in 2020.  The most recent case was from the Herat Province with an onset of paralysis on 12/07/19. Afghanistan reported twenty-nine Wild Polio cases in 2019. Three Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.  
  •  Nigeria - No Wild Polio cases have been reported in 2017, 2018, or 2019.   The most recent Polio case was reported on 8/20/16.  Nigeria is to be congratulated on over Three Years without a Wild Polio case! 
   Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!
 

Terry Ziegler, Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser Rotary Region 26

 

Rotary’s World-wide 2019-20 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is
 $150 Million – Including the Gates Foundation $2 to $1 Match
 
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!
              
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18,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988                                                                                       
 Total paralysis cases
Year-to-date
2019
 
Total
2018

Total
2017
 
Total
2016

Total
 2015
Globally
59
33
22
37
74
- in endemic countries:
59
33
22
37
74
- in post-endemic countries:
0
0
0
0
0
 
Wild Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 2, Afghanistan 1, Nigeria 0   
 
2019 Wild Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2018 Totals)
Endemic Countries – 47 Pakistan (2018-12), 12 Afghanistan (2018-21),
0 Nigeria (2018-0)