Leading Islamic Academy calls for parental and community support to end polio

International Islamic Fiqh Academy edict on Polio Vaccination

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The International Islamic Fiqh Academy has issued a call to parents to “see to it that their sons and daughters get vaccinated against polio”. The Academy, which is a subsidiary organ of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, strongly condemns acts of violence against vaccinators,, highlights the need to maintain neutrality of all health efforts and notes that vaccination against polio is an “obligation”.

The statement follows a meeting of Islamic scholars in Cairo in March 2013, convened at Al-Azhar in Egypt. This Islamic Advisory Group for polio eradication discussed the ways in which Islamic leadership can help communities to ensure protection for all Muslim children.

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