One Last Push

For the eradication of Polio

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One Last Push would like to invite you to attend our regional event at the Birmingham Impact Hub

When - Friday 26th April, 2-4pm

What: The event will showcase the story of Birmingham City footballer Jeff Hall, who died after contracting polio at the age of 29. His death, in 1959, sent shockwaves around the country and triggered an unprecedented vaccination campaign, shifting social attitudes in favour of polio vaccination around the country.

As well as a short talk on Jeff’s story and the city’s legacy on polio eradication, the event will include spoken testimony, film as well as an exhibition of paintings and photography that showcase the many stories of polio.

Senior cross-party Members of Parliament who are Polio Champions will hear from survivors about the One Last Push campaign and will be given the opportunity to set out what they are doing in Parliament to continue support from the UK to rid the world and the two remaining countries with live polio cases (Pakistan and Afghanistan) of the disease.

If you would like to come, please contact Anna

OR, alternatively (if you know people who have been directly affected):

Share your story: This World Immunisation Week (24-30 April), the One Last Push campaign is holding a series of activities across Birmingham to raise awareness of polio eradication. They’re partnering with local voices- artists, parliamentarians, historians and more - and would love to hear from you.

If you’d like to share your story, join us or even just to find out more, please email Anna at

The One Last Push campaign supports the global effort to eradicate polio to make sure every child, no matter where they live, is protected from this deadly disease. We work closely with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a worldwide partnership led by national governments and spearheaded by the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, Rotary International, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It’s the biggest public-private health effort in history, involving 200 countries, 20 million volunteers and 2.5billion children vaccinated.