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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.

World Immunisation Week 2019: Birmingham

We spent this World Immunisation Week in Birmingham. Mike Jackson, one of our One Last Push spokespeople, recaps the weeks’ activities for us.

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Make us the last

Anne, John, Josette, Paul, Mike and Myra are polio survivors from around the UK who continue to champion and rally support for worldwide polio eradication. Hear their story.

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Faces of Polio

Local Birmingham artist Amy Mitchell-Meades met with three polio survivors who contracted polio as children. She talked to them about their experiences and painted them, capturing their smiles, stories and character.

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Hull: Celebrating the city’s response to the 1961 outbreak

In 1961, the collective efforts of Hull’s people helped deliver Western Europe’s first mass oral vaccination campaign. We held a series of events in Hull during World Immunisation Week to celebrate the city’s achievement.


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