World Polio Day 2020

Watch our World Polio Day 2020 self-shot film, with TV presenter, Paralympian and polio survivor, Ade Adepitan.

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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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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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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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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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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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The generation that suffered under polio

Watch these polio survivors talk about their experiences of polio.

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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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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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