Posted by David Hurt on Dec 07, 2018

Play Golf with a Legend

Twelve generous supporters of Rotary's Polio eradication efforts will have the opportunity to play golf with legend (and Polio Survivor) Jack Nicklaus, a Rotary Ambassador for Polio eradication.  

 
Something for our golfing Rotary members to think about:
     
“ The proper score for a businessman golfer is 90. If he is better than that he is neglecting his business. If he’s worse, he’s neglecting his golf.”
 -St Andrews Rotary Club Member
             

Nicklaus plans to thank the next 12 individuals who make a new donation of $250,000 or more to the PolioPlus Fund by inviting them to play golf with him at the Bear's Club in Jupiter, Florida, USA, on 12 March 2019. There, donors will be divided into three groups of four, and each group will play 18 holes of golf – six with Nicklaus. Donors who prefer not to golf may allow one friend or family member to golf in their place.  

Space is limited to the first 12 donors. To qualify, donors need to complete a gift intent form and make the full donation by 22 January 2019. Contact Harvey Newcomb III, director of principal gifts at The Rotary Foundation, for more information. 

If they wish, the donors will also be inducted into the Arch Klumph Society in recognition of their support for Rotary's polio eradication efforts.    

  • Rotary is committed to raise $50 Million (including Rotarian, public, and DDF donations) to be matched by $100 mil from the Gates Foundation - for each of the next two years - for a total of $300 million for the Global Polio Eradication effort.  
  • 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-one cases (Four new cases this week), Niger - Eight cases (No new cases reported this week), Somalia - Thirteen cases (No new cases this week), DRC - Twenty-one cases (Two new cases this week).  Ninety-six Vaccine derived Polio cases were reported in 2017 - Ninety-eight 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.  Nine new Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.  
  • Afghanistan - One new Polio case 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.  On November 5-9, 2018, Polio vaccination teams across Afghanistan targeted 5.3 million children under the age of five in high-risk provinces. The vaccination campaign came on the heels of several newly reported cases.  Confirmation of even one polio case anywhere signals remaining vaccination coverage gaps which must be filled to achieve eradication.   Two 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! 
Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER!
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
28
16
22
37
74
- in endemic countries:
28
16
22
37
74
- in post-endemic countries:
0
0
0
0
0
 Wild Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 0, Afghanistan 1, Nigeria 0   
 
2018 Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2017 Totals)
Endemic Countries – 8 Pakistan (2017-8), 20 Afghanistan (2017-14),
0 Nigeria (2017-0)
 
Thank You Terry Ziegler, bigzlumber@aol.com District 5890 Polio Eradication Chair & Zone 21/B/27 ARRFC for keeping us updated on Rotary End Polio Now

 

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