A health worker administers the oral polio vaccine to a young girl as other children wait for their turn at a school in Karachi, Pakistan, where a case of wild polio was reported for the first time in 15 months in April.
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- Intensive efforts are underway to access Yemen’s northern governorates with polio vaccine, but until that happens, the outbreak’s upward trajectory is expected to remain high. An additional 257 AFP specimens are awaiting shipping for testing.
Ukraine – Thanks to all of you who made a donation to The Rotary Foundation’s Disaster Response Fund to support Ukraine. Your funds will be used to help the over six million refugees fleeing their homes in Ukraine. A total of $14.1 Million was donated by Rotarians worldwide prior to April 30, 2022.
2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 68 DR Congo – 37 (28 in 2021), Israel – 1, Madagascar – 1 (12 in 2021), Mozambique – 1 (2 in 2021), Nigeria – 21 (415 in 2021), Somalia – 2 (1 in 2021), Yemen – 5 (64 in 2021)
The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries
Pakistan No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.Two Wild Polio cases reported in 2022. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 4/08/22. Pakistan reported 1 Wild Polio case in 2021. No WPV1 or cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.
Afghanistan No new Wild Polio cases reported this week. One Wild Polio Case reported in 2022 . Four Wild Polio cases reported in 2021 The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 1/11/22. Afghanistan reported 56 Wild Polio cases in 2020. No WPV1 or cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
A Win Against Polio is a Win For Global Health