Preet Kaur Gill responds to WHO announcement on end of wild polio in Africa
Preet Kaur Gill MP, Labour’s Shadow International Development Secretary, commenting on the news that the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the end of wild polio in Africa, said:
“This is a clear victory for international collaboration and cooperation and news to be celebrated.
“The Department for International Development has played a vital role in supporting health workers to vaccinate tens of millions of children around the world and the British people should be incredibly proud of their role in making this happen.
“This shows what can happen when the UK leads on global efforts to eradicate diseases around the world and why it is imperative we continue to step up to help the world’s poorest and most vulnerable and not retreat from the world’s stage.”