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One Last Push? Why?

Polio is history for many of us. The disease which paralysed generations 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. Volunteers and health workers are doing everything they can to get the vaccine through to everyone they can. So we’re now on the brink of eradicating polio forever.

A Polio free world in the next few years? 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 in the next few years and ensure every child everywhere can escape the crippling effects of the disease.

Wheelchair Basketball for World Polio Day 2017

Watch the wheelchair basketball game in Trafalgar Square for World Polio Day in October 2017 hosted by TV presenter, Paralympian and polio survivor, Ade Adepitan.

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belfast polio

Belfast: Remembering the 1957 outbreak

We travelled to Belfast to hear the stories of polio survivors Christine, Heather, Breige, Jim, Alan and Eddie, who met as children after they contracted the disease. They have remained friends ever since. Hear them share their stories, 60 years on.

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Ramesh Ferris

Ramesh

Ramesh Ferris is a 36-year-old polio survivor who was born in Coimbatore, India. At the age of six months he contracted polio and his legs were paralyzed for life. At the age of one Ramesh’s birth mother Lakshmi, unable to care for him, placed him in an orphanage.

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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.

Read her story