Natasha Stott Despoja AM

Interview with Natasha Stott Despoja AM, Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls by Leila Stennett, Campaigns Director at RESULTS International Australia.

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The Honourable Kim Beazley, AC

An Interview with the Honourable Kim Beazley, AC on his history with polio and support for the One Last Push Campaign.

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Gary Newton – Polio Survivor

Gary Newton was a toddler, just fifteen months old when he contracted polio in the early mid 1950’s, prior to the arrival of the Salk vaccine in Australia.

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Christine Mclymont – Polio Survivor

Christine contracted polio when she was 15 months old. She was, according to her mother, a good baby - very little crying, strong, sleeping well and walking relatively early.

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Interview with d’Arcy Lunn

d’Arcy Lunn is a global citizenship educator currently doing a Master’s in Peace Studies in Japan. He is passionate about global issues and solutions. He is an incredibly active member of Global Citizen, RESULTS Australia and many other social justice organisations.

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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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Find out how a plucky camel named “Promise” is helping Nigeria defeat polio.

In 2015 Nigeria passed the milestone of a whole year without a single case of polio. In fact, the country hasn’t seen a case since July 2014. This is a fantastic achievement and it’s down to the dogged commitment of health workers and hardworking camels like this one, called Promise.

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Would you be willing to go as far as Gulnaz to save a child?

As a frontline polio volunteer, Gulnaz is one of 100,000 trained Lady Health Workers, a unique group of female volunteers who are going to extraordinary lengths to wipe out the disease in Pakistan.

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What does it take to eradicate polio in the world’s most inaccessible places?

In the past, we beat polio in Britain with vaccination programmes in schools. Today, brave health volunteers are getting the vaccine to children in ways you’d never expect.

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In distant villages and valleys, everyday heroes are close to wiping out polio forever.

In the world’s most remote and inhospitable places, courageous volunteers are on the verge of ending polio. But they need our help to achieve this historic victory.

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