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What is One Last Push?

One Last Push exists to bring about the eradication of polio worldwide. Although people may think polio has gone for good, the fact is polio still infects children in hard to reach places in a few corners of the globe and until it is completely eradicated, there is always a risk it could come back. We’re here to make the final effort to wipe it out completely.

We work closely with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative which was established in 1988 by the World Health Organisation. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a worldwide partnership led by national governments and spearheaded by the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, Rotary International and the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s the biggest public-private health effort in history, involving 200 countries, 20m volunteers and has vaccinated over 2.5bn children worldwide.

What do we want?

We want polio eliminated forever and for the current members of the Australian Parliament to be among the Parliamentarians who ended polio.

We know that if everyone everywhere can be immunised, polio will cease to exist since it cannot survive without a human host. Data from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative confirms that a polio-free world is possible in the next few years.

In the 1950s polio was driven out of Europe and the Americas with a cheap and effective vaccine. India was declared completely polio-free in 2014. The battle is far from over but the World Health Organisation still believes Nigeria can be certified polio free in the next few years.

That’s a monumental achievement in itself. But with One Last Push we can finish the job in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria and finally consign polio to the history books once and for all.

How are we going to do it?

We need to mobilise citizens to donate a little of their time towards urging the government to act.

We want to urge all organisations, all governments and individuals all over the world to not let up on the One Last Push that’s needed to wipe out this disease.

We are also backing volunteers and health workers everywhere, to help them get the vaccine (which costs just 11 cents a dose) to every endangered child, even in the hardest to reach places.

Last but not least, we want you to help by emailing your local MP to make sure this government honours its commitment to eradicate polio once and for all.

Let’s finish what we started

For many of us, polio is already history. The disease which paralysed children and adults for generations in Australia right up until the late 1980s, is now on its last legs. Thankfully.

But with One Last Push we can wipe it out everywhere. Forever.

Let’s push our politicians to be the parliament that ends Polio so that we can achieve a polio-free world and ensure every child everywhere can escape polio’s crippling effects.