Posted on Jul 05, 2019
Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,
Five new Wild Polio cases reported this week.
A Fantastic Year for Rotary District 5910 (Texas) - In the recently ended 2018-19 Rotary Year, District 5910 achieved the following giving to the Global Polio Eradication effort:  $50,000 in District designated Funds (DDF) - which is matched by $25,000 by the TRF World Fund + $477,245 in cash giving by their members and clubs for a subtotal of $552,245 - which will be matched by $1,104,490 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation = for a grand total contribution of $1,656,735.  What an inspiration to Rotarians everywhere!
The new Rotary Year started on July 1, 2019.  This year, for the first time, District Designated Funds (DDF) will be matched $1 to $1 by The Rotary Foundation's World Fund and $2 to $1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation when donated to Rotary's Global Polio eradication effort! 
Vaccine Derived Polio Cases - Papua New Guinea, Kenya, Syria, Somalia, Niger, Nigeria, Mozambique, Indonesia, Angola, & DRC - Vaccine Derived Polio Cases reported in 2019 - 22:  Indonesia - 0 (0 in 2018).  Papua New Guinea - 0 (26 in 2018).  Nigeria - 9 (34 in 2018)  Niger - 1 (10 in 2018).  Somalia - 3 (13 in 2018).  DRC - 6 (20 in 2018).  Mozambique - 0 - (1 in 2018). Angola - 2.  One hundred and four Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 2018.   
Quote of the Day -  "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstrin
The Final Three Polio Endemic Countries:
  • Pakistan - Five new Polio cases reported this week.Thirty-Two Polio cases reported in 2019 - the most recent cases were from the Torghar (2), Bannu (2), and North Waziristan Districts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.  The most recent had an onset of paralysis of 6/12/19.  Pakistan reported twelve Wild Polio cases in 2018.  Eighteen new Polio-Positive Environmental Sample was reported this week in Pakistan.  
  • Afghanistan - No new Polio cases reported this week.Ten Polio cases reported in 2019.  The most recent case was from the Tirinkot District of the Uruzgan Province with an onset of paralysis on 5/20/19. Afghanistan reported twenty-one Wild Polio cases in 2018. Two new 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 reaching 2-3/4 years without a Wild Polio case! 
   Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!