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One Last Push? Why?

Polio is history for many of us. The disease which paralysed generations in the UK right up to the 80s is now on the run and only survives in hard-to-reach places. Even so, it’s still hanging on, infecting children. So today we’re in a race to get to them before the virus does. Watch this video to see the incredible efforts volunteers and health workers are making in order to do this.

So very close.

The good news is we’re very close to making polio history everywhere in the world. We’ve wiped out the virus completely in India. Nigeria is on the way to becoming polio-free too with no new cases since July 2014. And volunteers and health workers are doing everything they can to get the vaccine (which costs just 9p a dose) through to everyone they can. So we’re now on the brink of eradicating polio forever.

A polio-free world by 2020?
Not without One Last Push.

Organisations, governments and individuals all over the world have been pulling out all the stops and data from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative confirms that a polio-free world is possible in the next few years. We can’t let up now. One Last Push is backing these people everywhere so that we can achieve a polio-free world by the next election and ensure every child everywhere can escape the crippling effects of the disease. You can help them by emailing your MP here and urging our government to continue to support the global effort to end polio.

The Race Against Polio

Watch the incredible efforts that volunteers and health workers are making to ensure a polio-free world.

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Meet Barbara – polio survivor who tells her story

Meet Barbara – polio survivor who tells her story

Barbara was on a train from Dudley, Worcestershire with her family for a summer holiday when she was a child. Shortly after, she began to show symptoms that her doctors later discovered to be polio.

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Parliamentarians from around the world attend One Last Push Summit

Parliamentarians from the UK, Canada and Japan visited New Delhi during the week of 4 April to learn how the knowledge and learning acquired from polio eradication in India can be transitioned into other global health programmes and individual countries’ health systems.

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Let’s Make World Polio Day Count!

Let’s Make World Polio Day Count!

You can read the open letter we sent to UK media for World Polio Day on 24th October 2015. The letter was written to help spread the message that we can end polio before the next UK election and it was signed by over 700 people from across the country including Dr Hilary Jones from GMTV and Dr Chris Steele MBE from This Morning.

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