Posted by David Hurt on Oct 11, 2018
World Polio Day - October 24th
  

World Polio Day will be celebrated on October 24, the Birthday of Polio Vaccine Pioneer Jonas Salk.  Click here to see a video from RI President Barry Rassin about the Celebrations of World Polio Day. Make sure you see the Live Stream event from the 5:30 - 6:30 PM (Central Time Zone) Live. Click here for the End Polio Live Stream Oct 24th.

Top Polio Fundraising  Ideas

Many Polio fundraisers are in the works for the World Polio Day (and month) time frame - including Foundation Recognition Matches, Live-Stream Watching Parties, Pints & Pino for Polio events, an End Polio Ragball Tournament and more.    

                      
The Final Three Endemic Countries: 
 
  • Pakistan - No new Polio cases reported this week. Four Polio cases reported in 2018 - the most recent case was from Sarki Tetara District, Charsada Province with an onset of paralysis on 8/01/18.  Eight cases reported in 2017.  Ten new Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.  
  • Afghanistan - No new Polio case reported this week.  Fifteen Polio cases reported in 2018 - the most recent case was from the Kandahar District & Province with the onset of paralysis on 08/27/18.  Fourteen cases reported in 2017.  No 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.  On 8/20/18, Nigeria celebrated 2 years without a Wild Polio case! 
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17,700,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988                                                                                       
 Total paralysis cases
Year-to-date 2018
 
LY to D 2017
Total
2017
 
Total
2016
Total
 2015
Globally
19
11
22
37
74
- in endemic countries:
19
11
22
37
74
- in post-endemic countries:
0
0
0
0
0
 Wild Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 0, Afghanistan 0, Nigeria 0   
 
2018 Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2017 Totals)
Endemic Countries – 4 Pakistan (2017-8), 15 Afghanistan (2017-14),
0 Nigeria (2017-0)
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