This World Polio Day, We Say Thank You

On 24 October, people around the world are voicing their gratitude for the incredible efforts of countless people to eradicate polio.

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Health workers are some of the many thousands of people who deserve our thanks today, working across the world to reach even the most hard to access children with polio vaccines. UNICEF

Join the partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative today in saying thank you to all the people working tirelessly to make a polio-free future into a reality. The legacy of polio eradication will make a tangible difference in the lives of each of us- whether by protecting your family from paralysis, or enabling your children to be born into a world entirely free from the threat of the virus.

Bill Gates, Director General of the WHO Dr Margaret Chan and some of the people at the heart of the outbreak response in the Middle East are saying thank you through the videos below. Watch and share them to help spread our gratitude for everything that healthcare workers, volunteers, families, communities, governments, donors, traditional and religious leaders, civil society organizations and partners do for children.


This World Polio Day, we want to say thank you to people across the Middle East

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Dear polio fighter… A thank you letter from Bill Gates

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World Polio Day: WHO thanks all those working to achieve a polio-free world

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Happy World Polio Day!

This week, the GPEI is curating Gavi’s @Vaccines twitter account, and will be tweeting about global efforts to end polio for good from across the partnership. Follow @Vaccines to keep up to date of everything happening this World Polio Today.


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