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Raise your voice and join the Make Polio History campaign! 

We’re calling on leaders of polio-affected countries, donors and partners to seize the historic opportunity we have to deliver a polio-free world. Together, we will make history and end polio 

Here’s how to get involved

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Celebrate World Polio Day on 24 October!

Share the final Make Polio History campaign materials:


This month, people from over 30 countries joined the #MakePolioHistory campaign. Today on #WorldPolioDay, leaders from @Rotary, @WHO, @UNICEF, @gatesfoundation, @gavi and @CDCGlobal echo their call for a polio-free world. [insert POB video]


From harnessing electricity to the eradication of smallpox, humanity has achieved a lot. But why stop there? Let’s add another “big win” to this list and #MakePolioHistory. [WPD graphic] 


Scientists, researchers and polio eradication champions from all over the world have made their message clear this World Polio Day: we can and must stop polio. It won’t be easy, but making history never is. Leaders from the polio program agree that with the right commitments from donors, partners and governments across the globe, we can deliver a healthier future for kids everywhere and #MakePolioHistory. [insert POB video]  


The discovery of electromagnetism. The eradication of smallpox. The cracking of the genetic code. Humankind has achieved so much in our long history. But why stop now? Let’s come together and add one more big win to this list: the eradication of polio. We have the tools, the knowledge and the experience, so let’s make our mark and #MakePolioHistory. [WPD graphic] 

Amplify more World Polio Day content:

[Insert quote card] Africa is stepping up access to high-quality laboratory data for polio eradication! This #WorldPolioDay, @WHOAFRO teams continue to train regional data managers & health professionals to ensure high quality laboratory data when carrying out genetic sequencing & direct detection. 

[Insert quote card] .@WHOAFRO is supporting countries in Africa to respond to #polio outbreaks. 54 supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) were conducted in the last 12 months, with over 122 M children vaccinated with at least one dose of polio vaccine. #VaccinesWork 

Think polio is a thing of the past? Not quite, but it will be. Join us this #WorldPolioDay so that together, we can #MakePolioHistory. endpol.io/wpd 

[Insert CDC graphic] 35 years ago, wild polio was present in 125 countries – paralyzing 1,000+ children per day. Today, it’s only present in 2. Time to #MakePolioHistory. #WorldPolioDay 

[Retweet Andrew Mitchell] This #WorldPolioDay, let’s thank all of the female health workers who are playing an essential role to #MakePolioHistory. 

[Insert UNICEF GIF] Along with efforts to #EndPolio, the program remains committed to delivering other health services to vulnerable children and families. #MakePolioHistory #WorldPolioDay 

[Retweet WHO Polio Director]: This #WorldPolioDay we celebrate the health workers who are committed to reaching every child with a polio vaccine and delivering a polio-free world #MakePolioHistory 

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Join the weekly countdown to World Polio Day

Join eradication champions online by sharing weekly content from the Make Polio History campaign on your social channels as we count down to World Polio Day on 24 October.   

Follow @EndPolioNow on social to stay up to date this month. 

4 weeks to go (26 September): Launch the Make Polio History Campaign!


The moon landing 🧑‍🚀
The discovery of penicillin 💊
The invention of electricity 💡

None of these achievements were easy but creating a better 🌍 never is. Join the #MakePolioHistory campaign to add ‘the eradication of polio’ to that list #EndPolio. https://makepoliohistory.org/ [share campaign video]


Join me and polio eradication supporters around the world in the Make Polio History campaign! Let’s raise our voices to let global leaders know that we can and must end polio for good. https://makepoliohistory.org/ [share your video, the launch GIF or campaign video]

3 weeks to go (3 October): Celebrate champions far and wide!


Retweet or share videos from polio champions who you may recognize from the thread at @EndPolioNow


We can’t #MakePolioHistory alone—but we can do it together. Join me and polio eradication champions from all over the world in this campaign to #EndPolio for good!  https://makepoliohistory.org/ [Share “All Together” Graphic]


Around the world, a chorus of support is rising to #MakePolioHistory. We have the tools, we have the knowledge, and we have the experience to get it done. But only together can we deliver a healthier, polio-free future for children everywhere. https://makepoliohistory.org/ [Share “All Together” Graphic] 

2 weeks to go (10 October): Mark the 1-year anniversary of the Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication!


Retweet or share videos from some of the experts that led the Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication from the thread at @EndPolioNow


Last year, more than 3,200 scientists, physicians, and public health experts from 120 countries signed the 2022 Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication. Now, they are raising their voices again to tell the world that we can and must #MakePolioHistory

[Share scientists compilation video]



Scientists, physicians, and public health experts around the world know that we have the tools and knowledge to add “the eradication of polio” to the list of humanity’s greatest wins. They also know it won’t be easy, but together, we will #EndPolio for good. #MakePolioHistory [Share scientists compilation video] 



  • Last year, scientists, physicians, and public health experts came together to sign the 2022 Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication, showing the world that eradication is still possible and needed now Join them today to #MakePolioHistory poliodeclaration.org/ 


  • Retweet @EndPolioNow: An inspiring reminder of *everyone* who has fought, and continues to fight, for a polio-free world. #EndPolio #MakePolioHistory 


  • [Insert CDC graphic] Let’s make polio—like these outfits—history. #MakePolioHistory  



  • [Insert UNICEF GIF] From laboratories to parliaments to communities, women are leading the effort to #MakePolioHistory!  
1 week to go (17 October): Show your appreciation for eradicators around the world!


Retweet or share videos of eradicators from the thread at @EndPolioNow


Polio eradicators are superheroes 🦸! Together we will overcome every obstacle to reach every child with polio vaccines and #MakePolioHistory. [insert superheroes graphic]


Every day, health workers cross rivers, climb mountains, and traverse deserts to reach every last child with polio vaccines. They’re not just heroes—they’re superheroes! Thanks to their dedicated efforts, we’re on the brink of making polio history. Learn more and raise your voice in support of this critical goal for humanity at makepoliohistory.org. [insert superheroes graphic]


  • Help the WHO African Region thank their partners in polio eradication and celebrate other eradication heroes! 
  • [WHO AFRO video] No hurdle is too high for the polio eradicators in @WHOAFRO! Their dedication will help #MakePolioHistory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9BRUMsbg_A  
  • [Rotary graphic] Women are leading the effort every single day to #MakePolioHistory. Their unique relationships, experiences and abilities are helping #EndPolio to build a healthier future for kids in Pakistan and around the world! 
  • [Telegraph op-ed] Long-time eradication advocate @SaniaNishtar explains how vaccines (like for polio) can protect against decades of lost progress when the worst disasters hit as the Earth becomes hotter. #MakePolioHistory #EndPolio https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/climate-crisis-vaccines-disease-floods-storms-pakistan/ 
  • [UNICEF Women Polio Workers video] “Together, we can end polio in Nigeria, Africa and the world.” Hear from the inspiring women leading their communities to a polio-free future. #MakePolioHistory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OgCpRqFKlc  
  • [UNICEF broader benefits GIF] “Beyond the two drops” that protect children and will help #MakePolioHistory, eradicators link 🔗 even the hardest to reach communities to other essential health services. #EndPolio 
  • [Retweet: Polio workers going the extra mile] No 🌊, ⛰️ or 🏜️ can stop heroic polio workers in their effort to reach every last child with polio vaccines! Thanks to them, we can #MakePolioHistory today. 
  • [EIB Leadership Photo] We’re closer than ever to eradicating the 2nd human disease in history: polio. Through a new #InnovativeFinance partnership to #MakePolioHistory & strengthen health systems, @EU_Commission, @EIB, @gatesfoundation, @WHO & @UNICEF show us what’s possible through collaboration. 

Sign the Scientific Declaration on Polio

Launched in October 2022, the Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication sends a powerful message from experts around the world about the urgent need to end polio everywhere.

Today, we’re once again asking all scientists, clinicians and public health experts to join the movement. 

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