The Final Three Endemic Countries

Pakistan - 90 Polio cases have been reported in 2014 with the most recent on 6/16/14 in the Kyber, FATA.  With many moving out of North Waziristan due to recent military activity against insurgents there, over 800,000 children from those areas have been vaccinated there in recent weeks.             
Afghanistan - 7 Polio cases reported in 2014 with the most recent on 06/03/14 from Farah. Over 35,000 children of recently displaced families have recently been vaccinated.  14 cases recorded in 2013.  The next round of National Immunization Days is planned for August 18-20.          
Nigeria - 5 Polio cases reported in 2014 - the most recent on 05/27/14 in Kano state.  53 cases recorded in 2013.  Sub-National Immunization + Days took place in Northern Nigeria last week and are scheduled again for August.
Importation Countries:
Syria - 1 Polio case reported in 2014 - 35 cases recorded in 2013.  
Somalia - Zero Polio cases reported in 2014 - 194 cases recorded in 2013.     
Kenya - Zero Polio cases reported in 2014 - 14 cases recorded in 2013.  
Ethiopia - 1 Polio cases reported in 2014 - 9 Cases recorded in 2013.
Cameroon - 3 Polio cases reported in 2014 (most recent on 1/25/14)  - 4 Cases reported  in 2013.
Equatorial Guinea - 5 Polio cases reported (most recent on 5/28/14).  Zero cases reported in 2013.
Iraq - 2 Polio cases reported on 4/07/14 in Baghdad - 0 cases reported in 2013.
  
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!
Terry Ziegler, District 5890 Rotary Foundation Committee Chair, Email BigZLumber@aol.com
 

 

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Looking for Club Participation in Sewing Machines Grant

In 2011-12 our district participated in a Rotary International Matching Grant with District 3120 in India to buy sewing machines for young Indian women so that they could set up their own small businesses.  The project was a great success and attached are  a couple of pictures for you to see the implementation! 
 
 

Please check out this article from the New York Times.  We're moving closer and closer to a polio-free world--thanks to the efforts of Rotarians around the world and their partnerships with WHO and UNICEF, among others.

 An End to Polio in India? - NYTimes.com
By ESHA CHHABRA
The success of an immunization effort has turned it into a blueprint for large-scale health campaigns. 
 

 

District Leaders invited to Training

All current, future and past leaders of Rotary districts in Zone 27 and 21B are invited to attend Rotary Institute in Denver on September 9-14, 2014. Training is not only for District Governors, but also for Foundation, membership, public image chairs and District trainers. Forums, speakers, and breakout sessions for exchanging best practices will be heard. See attached brochure.
 

 

District 5610 Global Grant Scholarship Opportunity 

 District 5610 will be sponsoring a scholarship opportunity available to graduate students who are residents of the district and who plan to do graduate study outside the United States.

 
 
 
 

Welcome to our District 5610 website! Image

This website is for the use of the membership of D5610 clubs, district leadership and the public. Please browse the information, suggest additions and changes, or ask questions in "Contact Us". If you login as a member of Rotary, you can access additional club and district management information.

 
 
 
 

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