This year many of the events celebrating World Polio Day will be held on Friday October 23 and we hope you are encouraging events and activities in your Clubs as part of the world wide celebration. You can also join the Live Streaming from New York at 5:30 p.m. Central/ Time. this year. Check out his link.
 
 
 
With the removal of Nigeria from the Endemic Country list, the elimination to Type 2 Wild Polio Virus and the reduced number of cases in Pakistan we certainly have something to celebrate.
 
 

Q1 Polio Giving by District – Zone 24 West

District          Polio $/Member         Polio  Total           Clubs with Goals
5040              $35.52             $51,299                       86%
5050              $15.35             $39,498                     100%
5370                $9.78             $21,818                       56%
5550                $8.29             $12,424                       32%
5010                $6.92             $11,772                       70%
5360                $5.21             $10,059                       33%
5060                $4.69             $12,549                       41%
2225                  $0                    0                         4%
 
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W.H.O. Removes Nigeria from Polio Endemic List

The World Health Organization announced September 25 that Nigeria is no longer polio endemic. This is the first time that Nigeria has interrupted transmission of wild poliovirus, bringing the country and the African region closer than ever to being certified polio-free.
 
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the public-private partnership leading the effort to eradicate polio, called this a 'historic achievement' in global health. Nigeria has not reported a case of wild poliovirus since 24 July 2014, and all laboratory data have confirmed a full 12 months have passed without any new cases. http://www.polioeradication.org/mediaroom/newsstories/WHO-Removes-Nigeria-from-Polio-Endemic-List-/tabid/526/news/1291/Default.aspx
 

Global and Country Updates

Headlines
 
On September 25, 2015 the World health Organization declared Nigeria Polio Free and removed it from the list if endemic countries. Nigeria has been free of the Wild Polio Virus for over 12 months with the last case reported July 24, 2014.
 
Afghanistan became the final country to introduce the inactivated polio vaccine on September 30 as part of the biggest globally synchronized vaccine introduction in history.
 
The Global Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication has concluded type 2 (WPV2) has been eradicated worldwide. WPV3 has also not been seen for three years. 
 
Total Cases
   YTD 2015
    YTD 2014
   Total 2014
WPV  
cVDPV
 WPV
 cVDPV
 WPV
 cVDPV
Globally
  44
  13
   208
   36
  359
    55
Endemic Countries
  44
    1
   189
   36
  340
    52
Non-endemic countries
   0
   12
    19
     0
    19
      3
 
Pakistan
 
Two new cases of Wild Polio Virus (WPV1) were confirmed over the past month in Kyber Agency bringing the total to 32 compared to 173 cases at this time last year. The most recent case had onset of paralysis on August 22.
 
Afghanistan
 
Three new cases of wild polio virus (WPV1) were reported in the last month with the most recent having onset of paralysis on September 6. Work is underway to determine if this is a spread of previously reported cases or importation from neighbouring Pakistan. There have been 12 new cases in Afghanistan this year exceeding the 10 cases at the same time last year.
 
 
Countries
  YTD 2015
  YTD 2014
Total 2014
Onset Most Recent          Case
WPV 
 cVDPV 
 WPV 
 cVDPV 
 WPV 
 cVDPV 
  WPV  
 cVDPV
Mali
Ukraine
Pakistan
    0
    0
   32
    1
    2
    0
     0
     0
  173
    0 
    0
   19
      0
      0
   306
      0
      0
     22
N/A
N/A
22/08/15 
 20/07/15
07/07/15
13/12/14
Afghanistan
   12
    0
   10
     0
    28
       0
06/09/15 
    N/A
Nigeria
    0
    1
     6
   17
      6
     30
24/07/14 
15/05/15
 
The above was adapted from the End Polio Newsletter from Zone 24