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World Polio Day and Update for Week of September 20

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Join your Zone End Polio Now Coordinators and Zone Public Image team to learn about why it’s important to have a World Polio Day event, ideas that can be implemented for both small and large clubs and how to publicize your event.  We can all make a huge impact and help fulfill our promise to the children of the world that no one should ever have to worry about contracting the crippling and sometimes deadly disease of Polio. Register now for this 60-minute webinar to be held Thursday, September 28th at 6 pm (Central).

World Polio Day Resources
On October 24th Rotary International and partners will celebrate World Polio Day. To help you organize your World Polio Day event, use these tools to share the message we can and we will end polio for good:

Wild Polio Virus Summary:
New wild poliovirus isolates reported this week:

AFP cases: 0

Environment: 0
Others: 0
New cVDPV isolates reported this week:
AFP cases: 19

Environment: 11
Others:  4

Summary of new poliovirus cases and positive environmental samples:
DR Congo: six cVDPV1 cases

Kenya: one cVDPV2 case
Nigeria: five cVDPV2 cases and six cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
Somalia: one cVDPV2 case


  • No wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported this week. There have been five WPV1 cases reported this year all from Nangarhar province.
  • Nangarhar was covered during the recent subnational immunization days (SNIDs) in May and July, as part of intensified efforts to interrupt persistent local WPV1 transmission in the area.


  • No WPV1 case was reported this week
  • There have been two WPV1 cases reported this year.

Officially reported WPV1 and cVDPV cases as of September 20, 2023:
Wild poliovirus (WPV)
Total global WPV1 cases in 2023: 7 (compared with 27 for the same period in 2022)

Total global WPV1 cases in 2022: 30
Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) cases
Total global cVDPV cases in 2023: 264 (compared with 337 for the same period in 2022)

Total global cVDPV cases in 2022: 871

Most recently reported WPV1 case: July 11, 2023, in Pakistan

But wait! There’s more!

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative launched a digital campaign, Make Polio History, to rally new and current champions to create a chorus of support for polio eradication. Through short, self-recorded videos, supporters worldwide will raise their voices and tell global leaders that eradicating polio is possible and urgently needed now. Join us here!