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The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a public-private partnership led by national governments and spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide. If you wish to learn more about any of the other associated partners, please click on their logo above.

Our Polio Champions

Meet the parliamentarians who have signed up to help us end polio.

In alphabetical order:

  • Omar Alghabra MP (Liberal)

    “We are on the verge of eradicating Polio. We must not let up until our job is done. Thank you to Global Citizen and all those who are leading the charge!”

  • Dean Allison MP (Conservative)

    “Although we are very close to eradicating polio, we cannot give up or slow down our efforts until we have no cases worldwide. I’m happy to contribute to this effort and see a world free of polio.”

  • Sir David Amess MP (Conservative)

    “I am excited and honoured to be associated with this campaign to recognise the wonderful work that is being done to eradicate polio. Together with One Last Push, we have the opportunity to change the world for better and deliver a lasting global legacy”

  • Edward Argar MP (Conservative)

    “The campaign has had great success in the past in eradicating polio. We’re almost there.”

  • Senator Salma Ataullahjan (Conservative)

    “I have been a proud supporter for many years of the effort to eradicate this devastating disease. Of the cases still occurring in my country of birth, Pakistan, they are predominantly found in my tribe, the Pukhtuns. While we are winning the war and extinction of this horrible disease is close, it is important for us to continue to raise awareness and assist in all efforts to vaccinate so that polio can finally be beaten for good.”

  • Lord Avebury 1928 – 2016 (Liberal Democrats)

    We were very sad to hear that Lord Avebury died on 14 February 2016. He was a lifelong supporter of humanitarian causes and we are grateful to him for his support on this campaign. This is what he had to say about polio eradication:

    “I’m delighted to be associated with the campaign to eradicate polio and I believe that we should take the opportunity to do all we can to consign this terrible disease to history.”

  • Senator Catryna Bilyk (Senator for Tasmania)

    “Words and good will are not enough to ensure that polio is successfully eradicated. We need to act, in a bi-partisan, and systematic way.”

  • Crispin Blunt MP

    “After centuries of suffering caused by poliovirus, its end is in sight. There is a genuine opportunity for us to eradicate polio by 2020 – and we need leaders to back the efforts of the millions of volunteers and health workers around the world who are working to end the disease. With India declared polio-free in 2014, a world without polio is now tantalisingly close, and it is crucial to maintain international momentum.”


    “I commend the incredible efforts that have brought us so close to a polio-free world. The support and the pressure must remain until we consign this horrible disease to history.”

  • Fiona Bruce MP (Conservative)

    “As a member of the International Development Select Committee I know what a difference aid can make in developing countries and am therefore delighted to support this campaign.”

  • The Hon Mark Butler MP (Federal Member for Port Adelaide)

    “If we work across political parties, across communities and across the world, we can end polio.”

  • Dan Carden MP (Labour)

    “I’m delighted to support the One Last Push campaign. My own grandfather contracted polio as an adult and lived with it for over 20 years, so it is an issue that is very close to my heart. I’ll be taking my constituent Andy’s message (he contracted polio as a child in the UK) into Parliament and continue to advocate on behalf of polio survivors from Liverpool, from across the UK and from around the world.”

  • Alex Chalk MP (Conservative)

    “Having met a constituent who suffered from polio, I am inspired to support the One Last Push campaign and ensure that no one else, no matter where they live, suffers from polio again. Whether in Cheltenham or Afghanistan, all children deserve the right to free and effective vaccination that can save lives.”

  • Sarah Champion MP (Labour)

    “Polio is on the cusp of being eradicated but we need the continued support of the UK government and other donors to achieve this. I’m delighted to support this campaign which I hope will contribute to the eradication of this preventable disease during this parliamentary term.”

  • Bambos Charalambous MP (Labour)

    “No child should suffer from a vaccine-preventable disease. Progress to eradicate polio has been incredible and we must continue to support efforts until every last child is protected.”

  • Rehman Chishti MP (Conservative)

    “I am delighted to add my name to this positive campaign. A world without polio is very much within reach and I commend the UK Government and charities alike for their commitment to this cause. With One Last Push this disease will only be found in history books.”

  • Jo Churchill MP (Conservative)

    “We are so close to eradicating polio, and having been a supporter of Rotary International’s work in this area I want to see our Government finish the job.”

  • Sharon Claydon MP (Federal Member for Newcastle)

    “I signed this pledge because “one last push” to eliminate polio is in absolutely everyone’s interest. It was a visionary Australian, Clem Renouf, who dared 37 years ago to dream of a polio free world. This is unfinished business for Australia and now is the time for us all to redouble our efforts to ensure Renouf’s dream is realised.”

  • Damian Collins MP (CONSERVATIVE)

    “It is a tragedy that polio still affects so many people around the world. I believe that the work of One Last Push can eradicate polio for good, and I am pleased to support it.”

  • Baroness Cox (Crossbench)

    “I’m delighted to lend my support to this important campaign. Cases of polio have been reduced by 99% since 1988 and the UK government should continue to lead the vital work that is being done to ensure that the final 1% is eradicated by 2019”

  • Stephen Crabb MP (Conservative)

    “Polio, once epidemic, has almost been eradicated due to concerted vaccination efforts worldwide. This is the culmination of a remarkable international effort that has brought together Governments, NGOs and many private individuals. Full eradication of the disease is within reach, showing again what can be achieved when we harness political will, public support, large-scale resources and world-class science.”

  • Martyn Day MP (Scottish National Party)

    “I am happy to support the push to eradicate polio. With a disease which has affected millions of people over the years, it is only right that we encourage an effort in order to completely rid the world of this disease.”

  • Lord Dholakia (Liberal Democrats)

    “There is no cure for polio but there is a vaccine and it is a vaccine that every child from around the world should have access to, irrespective of where they come from. I’m delighted therefore to be associated with this campaign to rid the world of this awful, but preventable disease”

  • Steve Double MP (Conservative)

    “It is crucial that we maintain progress on the eradication of polio so no one suffers the debilitating effects of this disease again. We are so close to finishing the task. I’m supporting the One Last Push campaign to help make sure we get there.”

  • Oliver Dowden MP (Conservative)

    “After centuries of suffering caused by poliovirus, its end is in sight. There is a genuine opportunity for us to eradicate polio before 2020 – and we need leaders to back the efforts of the millions of volunteers and health workers around the world who are working in extremely challenging conditions to end the disease. They must support these workers in giving one last push.”

  • Clive Efford MP (Labour)

    “We are so close to the global eradication of this terrible disease. I am determined that we live up to our commitments and do everything we can to finally achieve our goal and make sure that no child has to suffer the awful effects of polio again.”

  • Tobias Ellwood MP (Conservative)

    “We are so close to eradicating polio. It’s a real pleasure to highlight the cause and I’m so glad that this government is doing its part to try and provide the vaccinations, to push until it leaves our planet.”

  • Jason Falinski MP (Federal Member for Mackellar)

    “There is no reason for any child, anywhere to be dying from a disease it could have been protected from. We know how to prevent Polio, so let’s be rid of it once and for all.”


    “The polio eradication programme demonstrates what can be achieved when global efforts align to make the extraordinary, achievable. The UK can play a huge role in achieving the extraordinary and I urge our government to continue its support of polio eradication efforts.”

  • Marion Fellows MP (Scottish National Party)

    “We are very close to eradicating polio worldwide and by supporting this cause we will be helping bring about a truly historic achievement.”

  • The Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP (FEDERAL MEMBER FOR HUNTER)

    “I am a paediatrician and I have seen polio; it is a truly devastating disease with long term consequences. The effects of polio can still be seen in developing countries today. We must help these countries to finally eradicate polio.”

  • Vicky Ford MP (Conservative)

    “I am delighted to lend my support to ending the plight of polio. One of my proudest moments as an MEP has been to lead the European Parliament’s work on a review and renewal of the European Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership to help collaborative work in order to fight infectious poverty related diseases. This issue transcends parties and borders, it’s an excellent example of society working together in order to achieve something demonstrably good for the world.”

  • Yvonne Fovargue MP (Labour)

    “Eradicating polio will be one of mankind’s most remarkable achievements- and it is within our grasp. Let’s give one last push and lend our support to those giving everything to make it happen.”

  • Dr Mike Freelander MP (Federal Member for Macarthur)

    “I am a paediatrician and I have seen polio; it is a truly devastating disease with long term consequences. The effects of polio can still be seen in developing countries today. We must help these countries to finally eradicate polio.”


    “Every person in every country deserves the opportunity to live a free and healthy life, eradicating polio will help do just that.”


    “As Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Polio and the Deputy Chair of the House of Representatives Committee on Health and Aged Care, I see the importance of Parliamentarians working together to end polio.”

  • Ian Goodenough MP (Federal Member for Moore)

    “With only 23 reported cases of polio since the beginning of 2016, confined to just 3 countries, we are very close to being able to completely eradicate this debilitating disease, which would mean polio would join smallpox as the only diseases to have been eradicated from the world.”

  • Patrick Grady MP (SNP)

    “The power and success of immunisation can be clearly seen in the fight against polio. The polio vaccine has transformed the lives of millions of people, enabling people across the world to be healthier and happier. This achievement should not be underestimated and the world must not slow down its fight against all infectious diseases.”

  • James Gray MP (Conservative)

    “While there is no cure for polio, there is a vaccine, and I am delighted that the UK committed in 2013 to eradicating this devastating disease by pledging £300 million to 2019, enabling the full vaccination of more than 360 million children. At a cost of less than £1 per child, it is important that we continue to support the Global Polio Eradication Initiative to ensure that the vaccine reaches every last child”

  • Robert Halfon MP (Conservative)

    “Polio is a terrible disease that has affected so many people. I was privileged to meet my constituent in Harlow, a sufferer of polio, who enlightened me to the importance of eradicating polio globally so that no child suffers again. I will continue to take this message to parliament.”

  • Emma Hardy MP (Labour)

    “After learning that in 1961 Hull managed to curb a polio outbreak, I felt inspired to support the One Last Push Campaign to do the same around the world.”

  • Chris Heaton Harris MP (Conservative)

    “We have made significant progress in eradicating this terrible disease. We must continue to support the efforts of countless volunteers and health workers across the world who are working tirelessly to ensure every last child receives the polio vaccine. In 1988, wild polio virus was endemic to 125 countries. Today, it is endemic to just three. We must keep our foot on the pedal and give one last push.”

  • Helen Hayes MP (Labour)

    “I sympathise profoundly with anyone affected by polio and believe that we cannot relax our struggle with this disease – we need to push for its total eradication, and the UK should be at the forefront of this international effort.”

  • Baroness Hayman (CROSSBENCH)

    “There should be no place on this earth for a disease that is capable of being eradicated. I therefore urge the UK government to continue its support of the polio eradication programme allowing the world, including the UK, to reap the benefits of eradication.”

  • Kevin Hollinrake MP (Conservative)

    “I am pleased that the UK Government is fully committed to the global eradication of polio. In 2013, the UK committed £300 million over six years to polio eradication, which will help vaccinate up to 360 million children. With India declared polio-free in 2014, a world without polio is now tantalisingly close, and it is crucial to maintain international momentum.”

  • George Howarth MP (Labour)

    “There is currently no cure for polio; it can only be prevented by administering a vaccine, multiple times. 2015 had fewer cases of polio, in fewer places than ever before and the global eradication of polio is possible by 2020 with one final push. As a Polio Champion, I will do everything I can to help eradicate this terrible disease.”

  • Nigel Huddleston MP (Conservative)

    “The power is in our hands to end polio for good. We must continue to lend support where it’s needed so that every child is vaccinated against this terrible disease.”


    “As a supporter of polio, this is about protecting and changing lives.”

  • Imran Hussain MP (Labour)

    “I can think of no better landmark for the SDG era than the eradication of Polio, and the UK government must now seize with both hands the opportunity to continue its leadership of the Polio eradication programme.”

  • Matt Jeneroux MP (Conservative)

    “It is by coming together that we will finish the job and eradicate polio, ensuring that no child will have to suffer the crippling effects of the disease. I am pleased to be a polio champion and work towards an end to this terrible disease.”

  • Baroness Jenkin (Conservative)

    “The success of Rotary and One Last Push is absolutely astonishing. What this whole campaign is going to do is eliminate this scourge for all time. That’s what it takes, keeping your foot on the pedal.”

  • Andrea Jenkyns MP (Conservative)

    “The UK government has been a world leader in efforts to eradicate polio. I ask that it continues to provide that support so that polio is consigned to history as only the second disease to be eradicated.”

  • Diana Johnson MP (Labour)

    “A polio-free world is within our grasp. I am pleased to support the One Last Push campaign and the global effort to rid the world of this cruel disease.”

  • Mike Kane MP (Labour)

    “The UK should be at the forefront of international efforts to tackle poverty and poor health provision in developing countries, as we were when the Department for International Development was established in 1997. Labour’s political leadership led to the Millennium Development Goals, and we tripled the UK’s aid budget – helping to lift three million people out of poverty every year between 1997 and 2010. The Government must now show similar ambition in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and efforts to eradicate polio.”

  • Sajjad Karim MEP (Conservative)

    “We are on the brink of eliminating a disease for only the second time in history and both the UK and the EU have had a significant part to play in that success. In order to make eradication a reality, we need the continued support of the UK and for the EU to make good on its declaration of March 2015, which was signed by 404 signatories in parliament, in support of polio eradication.”

  • Iqra Khalid MP (Liberal)

    “I salute your effort to eradicate Polio worldwide. No child should suffer and for that reason, I’m honoured and humbled to add my name to this campaign.”

  • Stephen Kinnock MP (Labour)

    “We need more vaccines, more treatment and more help and support for people in the field who really need it. We need to eradicate this awful disease. The One Last Push campaign is playing an absolutely critical role in making that happen.”

  • Mike Lake MP (Conservative)

    “Over the past three decades, the world has made significant strides ‎towards the eradication of polio, with global incidence decreasing by 99%. Now it’s time to finish the job. Together we can put an end to polio, once and for all.”

  • The Hon Michelle Landry MP (Federal Member for Capricornia)

    “I believe the eradication of polio worldwide is very important. We need to get the message out there that parents need to vaccinate their children.”

  • Ian Lavery MP (Labour)

    “It is imperative that Polio is wiped out and I am delighted to sign the pledge.”

  • Chris Law MP (Scottish National Party)

    “It’s difficult for us to remember that polio was once a disease that was feared worldwide, striking suddenly and paralysing mainly children for life. Polio has now been reduced by 99% and survives only among the world’s poorest and most marginalised communities, where it stalks the most vulnerable children. I am delighted to sign this pledge and convinced that through the efforts of the WHO and others, we will get to 100% as soon as practically possible.”

  • The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP (Federal Member for Fenner)

    “To reaffirm my support to wiping out the scourge of polio”

  • Clive Lewis MP (Labour)

    “I sympathise profoundly with anyone affected by polio and believe that we cannot relax our struggle with this disease – we need to push for its total eradication.”

  • Stephen Lloyd MP (Independent)

    “Meeting a constituent, and knowing others, who continue to suffer from the effects of polio, I know that this horrible disease must be eradicated from the world. We are so close to achieving eradication and we must not give up now – the UK must remain at the forefront of efforts to eradicate polio globally by ensuring every child is vaccinated.”

  • Tim Loughton MP (Conservative)

    “A world without polio is now tantalisingly close. The UK has been a sector leader and must continue to support eradication efforts to ensure that the job is finished.”

  • Rachael Maskell MP (Labour)

    “I am delighted to support the One Last Push campaign to bring about the eradication of polio worldwide. We now must ensure the government honours its promise made through the Global Polio Eradication Initiative so that everyone everywhere can escape the devastating effects of this disease for good.”

  • Paul Maskey MP (Sinn Féin)

    “I am proud to support the campaign to eradicate polio. No child should suffer from this debilitating disease when there is a vaccine available.”

  • Elizabeth May (Green Party)

    “I have been a proud supporter of polio eradication initiatives for some time, and will continue to support them until we have ended the needless suffering of children that continues to occur due to the disease.”

  • Linda McAvan MEP (Labour)

    “A polio free world is in sight. The UK government and the European Union can both lead the way by committing to finish the job.”

  • Steve McCabe MP (Labour)

    “Polio is nearly eradicated and I will work alongside One Last Push to ensure the world can be polio free as soon as possible. Inspired by my constituent Gwenda, it is also important we remember the lasting impact polio has on survivors.”

  • Stuart Mcdonald MP (Scottish National Party)

    “The partnership of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is one of the key reasons for the success of polio eradication. This should be celebrated and will enable us to reach every last child with essential vaccines that everyone deserves! Together we can eradicate polio.”

  • Alison McGovern MP (Labour)

    “To ensure the Government makes good on its pledge to end Polio through the global eradication initiative.”

  • Catherine McKinnell MP (Labour)

    “We must finish the job of eradicating polio across the world, and – whilst significant progress has been made towards achieving this goal – there’s no room for complacency about the importance of getting rid of this terrible disease. The British Government has a vital role to play in helping to deliver this promise, and I will continue to press them to ensure we do our bit.”

  • John McNally MP (Scottish National Party)

    “Much good work has been done to eradicate polio and I support the effort to rid the world of this devastating disease.”

  • Brian Mitchell MP (Federal Labor Member for Lyons)

    “Let’s put polio in the past.”

  • Ian Murray MP (Labour)

    “We have a real opportunity to confine this disease to the history books. We should do all we can to make that happen. That’s why I fully support this campaign.”

  • Lord Oates (Liberal Democrats)

    “I’m delighted to lend my support to a campaign that could help to eradicate polio during the course of this parliamentary term.”

  • Kate Osamor MP (Labour & Co-operative)

    “The UK’s continued support to the GPEI could see the eradication of polio by 2019. It is for this reason that I support this campaign to help consign polio to history.”


    “Eradicating polio worldwide is an achievable aim that we should all support. All people, no matter where they live deserve protection from this preventable disease. Polio NSW in my electorate of Parramatta is a great post-polio initiative but also represents the type of organisation that I hope will not be needed anywhere in the future.”

  • Toby Perkins MP (Labour)

    “It could be eradicated once and for all. We could have no more of the scourge of polio on the planet. It’s a disease we now have the medical and technical capacity to eradicate. We need to ensure the aid gets to where they need it. We can assist them to rid the world of polio so no one else suffers this appalling, debilitating disease.”

  • Jess Phillips MP (Labour)

    “I understand the devastating impact polio can have on people’s lives. My father suffered from polio so I know how important it is for every last case of it to be eliminated from the world. The UK must continue to be a leader in supporting the GPEI and the fight against polio until we finally have eradicated this terrible disease.”

  • Dr Dan Poulter MP (Conservative)

    “I was honoured to meet a local constituent who had been chosen to be part the One Last Push video launched on World Polio Day; I was heartened to see first-hand, the courage and determination shown by him in overcoming the challenges of living with polio. With One Last Push, I am sure that we can soon eradicate polio in every country across the world. I would like to see One Last Push back the efforts of the millions of volunteers and health workers around the world who are working in extremely challenging conditions to end the disease.”


    “I have seen the difference that global action makes to people’s lives.”


    “Every child deserves the best start in life – all deserve to be polio free.”

  • Senator Janet Rice (Senator for Victoria)

    “We have to make the most of this opportunity. Australia has to play its part in supporting the global effort to eradicate polio.”

  • Laurence Robertson MP (Conservative)

    “It is really important that we do everything we can to eradicate this terrible disease. It has been many years since children in this country last suffered from polio and it is therefore only right that we do similar for other children across the world. I am therefore very happy to support this campaign.”

  • Gavin Robinson MP (Democratic Unionist Party)

    “It is often too easy to support something so clearly achievable and worthy, but I wish to encourage decision makers in the UK and elsewhere to engage in a concerted effort to eradicate Polio once and for all.”

  • Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP (Labour)

    “We’re talking really small numbers. We’re almost there. We need to focus on Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. So we really need to make that One Last Push.”

  • Jim Shannon MP (Democratic Unionist Party)

    “The hard work of the stakeholders has meant that we are now in a position to eradicate polio across our nation forever. I look forward to playing my part in ensuring the government holds firm in its commitment to end polio once and for all.”

  • Rebekha Sharkie MP (FEDERAL MEMBER FOR MAYO)

    “I put my wholehearted support behind the efforts to rid the world of this horrible disease once and for all. My very grateful thanks goes out to all the people, organisations, and their supporters whose hard work and dedication is making the end of polio a reality.”

  • Virendra Sharma MP (Labour)

    “Eradicating Polio has been successful across around 80% of the world, but we still have to stop the blight of this terrible disease on thousands of the most vulnerable worldwide”

  • Barry Sheerman MP (Labour & Co-operative)

    “I want to see this terrible disease eradicated across the world.”

  • Lord Sheikh (Conservative)

    “The eradication of polio is within our gift and I urge the UK government to continue its support of the GPEI and to lead the fight to eradicate polio during this parliamentary term.”

  • Tommy Sheppard MP (Scottish National Party)

    “Fantastic work has been done to eliminate Polio across the world and we are close to wiping out this horrendous virus. I’m pleased to support this campaign for one last push to eradicate it completely.”

  • Tulip Siddiq MP (Labour)

    “I grew up near someone in Asia who suffered from polio and was paralysed for life. It’s a cause that’s close to my heart. It’s something I feel very passionately about.”

  • Sonia Sidhu MP (Liberal Party of Canada)

    “I believe that every child has a right to a life that is free from disease. Polio robs innocent children of their livelihoods. I am signing up to be a Polio Champion because I feel that by working together, we can eradicate the disease and help children around the world live healthy and independent lives. “

  • Cat Smith (Labour)

    “Polio can have a devastating impact on those affected. We now have a historic opportunity. I am delighted to support this campaign to ensure that the Government does the right thing and places the UK at the forefront of efforts to eradicate this appalling disease once and for all.”

  • Chloe Smith MP (Conservative)

    “By working together the world defeated Small Pox. The near eradication of Polio demonstrates there is no reason why we cannot do the same here. I’m backing the campaign to end Polio because almost isn’t good enough.”

  • Jeff Smith (Labour)

    “With the will, it’s possible to eradicate polio, and I’m pleased to support the campaign to do it.”

  • Anne Stanley MP (Federal Member for Werriwa)

    “Polio is a preventable disease that should be eradicated. Polio causes life-long disability and other issues.”

  • Andrew Stephenson MP (Conservative)

    “The UK has done a huge amount for global polio eradication in recent years and I urge the UK government to continue its leadership. In doing so, there is a real possibility of polio being eradicated during the course of this government. I’m happy to support this campaign to make that possibility a reality.”

  • Julian Sturdy MP (Conservative)

    “I am very happy to support this campaign which I hope will contribute to the eradication of polio over the next five years.”


    “It is vital for Australia to contribute to the global fight to eradicate polio, so that we may assist in the protection of vulnerable people throughout the world from unnecessary pain and suffering.”

  • Karl Turner MP (Labour)

    “I am delighted to support this campaign. We are close to eradicating this awful disease and I hope with one final push we can achieve a Polio free world.”

  • Karen Vecchio MP (Conservative)

    “Everyone deserves the chance for a healthy life. Through the provisions of vaccines, we can help ensure a better future for millions around the world. As Parliamentarians, we have a unique opportunity to help wipe out diseases like polio. Together we can create a brighter future for everyone, beginning with a future free from polio.”

  • Baroness Vere (Conservative)

    “We’ve come a long way in terms of eradicating polio but the game’s not over.”

  • Arif Virani MP (Liberal Party of Canada)

    “I pledge to be a Polio Champion because I have seen how successful treatment and prevention efforts have been, and we need only one last push to end polio for good. We are so close to eradicating this disease; I know that with our endeavours, we can make polio history. I am very personally invested in this important cause. My wife Suchita Jain worked with the WHO in India to eradicate polio in the subcontinent in 2008.”

  • Baroness Warsi (Conservative)

    “It is of paramount importance that we stand together to make the world polio free.”

  • Helen Whately MP (Conservative)

    “No one should have to suffer or die from a disease that’s so easily preventable with a simple vaccine. We have come so far in the fight to eradicate polio, and we must not give up now. The UK should continue to be a leader in this fight until every last child is guaranteed a life free from polio.”

  • Dr Philippa Whitford MP (Scottish National Party)

    “Having had the opportunity to visit health posts in Ethiopia I was very impressed at the vaccination rates achieved and the reduction in cases of infectious diseases including Polio. Africa has now been Polio free for 15 months but we need to continue our support so that developing countries can maintain surveillance and we still require one last push to eliminate the disease from Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

  • Craig Whittaker MP

    “The disease is 99.9% eradicated but we need to work together to wipe out the virus for good.”


    “We can rid the world of polio. But this will take genuine commitment, especially by rich countries like Australia. The Government really must hold firm to its commitment to play its part.”

  • Joshua Wilson MP (Federal Member for Fremantle)

    “Ending polio would be a wonderful and long fought-for global health achievement.”

  • Tim Wilson MP (Federal Member for Goldstein)

    “It is always inspiring to see the capability of modern medicine in action. Let’s end this infectious disease and give every child of the future the best possible start to life.”

  • Nadhim Zahawi MP (Conservative)

    “We’ll make sure we’ve ended polio forever. We’re going to get there with all your help.”

  • Salma Zahid MP (Liberal Party of Canada)

    “Polio was once a disease that ravaged the world. It was particularly devastating to children, and could lead to lifetime complications. It has nearly been eradicated, but the job is not done yet. We must keep up the fight so all children can be spared from the ravages of polio.”

  • Tony Zappia MP (Federal Member for Makin)

    “We have come so far – let us finish the work”

Thank you to our champions so far...