Today's picture is of a child being vaccinated in Peshawar, Pakistan
Rotary’s World-wide 2018-19 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is  $50 Million – To be Matched $2 for $1 by the Gates Foundation
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!  Zero is the Magic Number!   The three year Countdown to History starts after the final Wild Polio case. Today, we count One week since the report of the most recent Wild Polio case.No new Wild Polio cases reported this week. 
What is that Polio Eradication Picture?   Read More
Vaccine Derived Polio Cases - Papua New Guinea, Kenya, SYRIA, SOMALIA, Niger, Nigeria & DRC - Vaccine Derived Polio Cases reported in 2018: Papua New Guinea - Twenty -Five cases (No new cases this week), Nigeria - Thirty-two cases (One new case this week), Niger - Eight cases (No new cases reported this week), Somalia - Thirteen cases (No new cases this week), DRC - Twenty-one cases (No new cases this week).  Ninety-six Vaccine derived Polio cases were reported in 2017 - Ninety-nine so far in 2018.  
The Final Three Endemic Countries:
Pakistan - No new Polio cases reported this week. Eight Polio cases reported in 2018 - the most recent case was from FATA with an onset of paralysis on 10/07/18.  Pakistan's 2018 Polio cases have all come from just four Districts!  Eight cases reported in 2017.  Seven new Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan. 
Afghanistan - No new Polio cases reported this week.  Twenty Polio cases reported in 2018 - the most recent case was from the Shahid - e - Hasas District, Uruzgan Province with an onset of paralysis on 10/09/18.  Fourteen cases reported in 2017.  Six new Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
Nigeria - No Wild Polio cases have been reported in 2017 or 2018.   The most recent Polio case was reported on 8/20/16.  Nigeria is to be congratulated on 2-1/4 years without a Wild Polio case!