From our Past Rotary District 5470 Governor, David Wood:
 
The first quarter polio reports from the two remaining countries not considered polio free continue to be cautiously optimistic. With just six cases of the wild polio virus reported in 2021 the trend was positive. Today that trend continues as we have had just one case of the wild polio virus in Afghanistan this year and 441 days since the last reported case of the wild polio virus in Pakistan.
 
The most encouraging information in the report is that there have been no Positive Environmental Samples since early December. Additionally, the cases of Circulating Vaccine - Derived Polio has dropped to just 34 compared with 195 at this time last year.
 
The eradication of only the second disease from the planet remains the primary goal of Rotary International.  The continued support of Rotarians will see this goal achieved. Please help Rotary International with your donation to The Rotary Foundation Polio Plus Fund. With your help we will have a polio free world.
 
And to those who have already been contributors, "Thank You!"
 
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