Resistance to Polio Vaccination in Some Muslim Communities and the Actual Islamic Perspectives – A Critical Review

Ahmed, Sarfaraz and Othman, Nor Hayati and Sulaiman, Siti Amrah and Rao , U.S. Mahadeva and Baig, Atif Amin (2014) Resistance to Polio Vaccination in Some Muslim Communities and the Actual Islamic Perspectives – A Critical Review. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 7 (4). pp. 1-2. ISSN 0974-3618

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Abstract

Polio vaccination crusade by World Health Organization (WHO) to annihilate the polio from the kyte of world aspiringly has been fruitful; however, there seems some disagreement and hullabaloos by some Muslim communities especially in four countries viz., Pakistan, Nigeria, Afghanistan and India. This hostility has numerous factors involved but the snogging one is the orthodox aptitude towards the polio vaccination drives. In this article, the dispute adjoining the vaccination program against polio by some Muslim groups has been discussed manipulating the views of religious opponents and finally the views of well known religious intellectuals supporting vaccination as a” legalized act” in Islam. In a peer look to reach final; it was concluded that Islam never favors such acts having vital trepidations about humanity and children health. Further, recommendations and suggestions have also been discussed in this article to sojourn these further humdrum embargoes by such groups to save children lives.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Polio Vaccination, Islam
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1001 Forensic Medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Atif Baig
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2014 04:12
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2015 03:17
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/1759

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