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Polio Publicity Material

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The 24th October is designated World Polio Day and is clearly a great opportunity to gain publicity and raise awareness for Rotary's Polio Eradication campaign. A variety of materials are available to support any activity planned around that time. This article is intended to provide a focal point to make it easier to find and take advantage of those resources. Of course, there is nothing to stop this material being used for other event throughout the year.

Unfortunately, there are no Crocus Lapel Badges available from the District Foundation team. The next supply is expected in time for Rotary Day in February 2019.

The Support Centre at Alcester is a good place to try for pull-up signs, but do bear in mind that there will be heavy demand as the 24th October comes up. Their website does have a lot of useful templates for press releases, leaflets, signage and posters. The Purple4Polio page is in the Members area, so will need you to sign in first. The key items are also available here from the Downloads section without the need to sign-in.

End Polio Now Guernsey Shop - one of the best places for branded EPN merchandise.

End Polio Now Newsletter for Zone 17 & 18a - the October edition of the newsletter with some useful current information.

Advocacy - Template letter to send to your local MP - a helpful thank you communication around the UK's recent donation.

World Polio Day Resource Centre

British Polio Fellowship

Global Polio Eradication Initiative - one of the best places for up to date figures

Register your event - a useful way to make your activity known.

Crocus Planting Guide - if you have received your corms and need some guidance.

Note that the latest status of the Polio Eradication is published each week and is usually available on this website within a few days.

End Polio Now Position - 26th September 2017

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Polio is an infectious, crippling and potentially fatal disease. There is no cure, but there are effective vaccines.  The strategy to eradicate polio is based on preventing infection by immunising every child until transmission stops and the world is polio-free. The source of polio virus transmission is infectious humans but only 1 in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis. Of those paralysed, 5% to 10% die when their breathing muscles become immobilised.

Principal polio focus: (Where GPEI surveillance and immunisation activities continue)

This week one WPV1 case in Pakistan was reported and six WPV1 positive environmental sample were collected, 4 in Pakistan and 2 in Afghanistan. These bring the total number of WPV1 positive samples collected in 2017 to 87. The virus environmental presence lasts for 7-14 days. There were no cVDPV2 cases reported this week.

 

  WPV cVDPV
2017 to 26 September 11 49
2016 to similar date 25 3
2016 full year 37 7

Read more: End Polio Now Position - 26th September 2017

Polio Publicity Material

End Polio Now logo

The 24th October is designated World Polio Day and is clearly a great opportunity to gain publicity and raise awareness for Rotary's Polio Eradication campaign. A variety of materials are available to support any activity planned around that time. This article is intended to provide a focal point to make it easier to find and take advantage of those resources. Of course, there is nothing to stop this material being used for other event throughout the year.

Unfortunately, there are no Crocus Lapel Badges available from the District Foundation team. The next supply is expected in time for Rotary Day in February 2020.

The Support Centre at Alcester is a good place to try for pull-up signs, but do bear in mind that there will be heavy demand as the 24th October comes up. Their website does have a lot of useful templates for press releases, leaflets, signage and posters. The Purple4Polio page is in the Members area, so will need you to sign in first. The key items are also available here from the Downloads section without the need to sign-in.

End Polio Now Guernsey Shop - one of the best places for branded EPN merchandise.

Advocacy - Template letter to send to your local MP - a helpful thank you communication around the UK's recent donation.

World Polio Day Resource Centre

British Polio Fellowship

Global Polio Eradication Initiative - one of the best places for up to date figures

Register your event - a useful way to make your activity known.

Crocus Planting Guide - if you have received your corms and need some guidance.

Note that the latest status of the Polio Eradication is published each week and is usually available on this website within a few days.

End Polio Now Position - 19th September 2017

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Highlights and global details:

No new WPV1 cases this week. OneWPV1 positive environmental sample was collected in Pakistan. There were two cVDPV2 cases – one in DRC and one in Syria.

 

  WPV cVDPV
2017 to 19 September 10 49
2016 to similar date 24 3
2016 full year 37 7


For polio-free certification purposes the start date for WPV monitoring is that of the onset of paralysis. The most recent WPV1 cases with onset of paralysis were:

•    In Pakistan - 11 August 2017 or 6 weeks since the onset of polio.
•    In Afghanistan – 10 July 2017 so 10 weeks since the onset of polio.
•    In Nigeria - 21 August 2016 or 56 weeks since the onset of polio.

Read more: End Polio Now Position - 19th September 2017

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