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Islamic Clerics, Afghan Government Working Together To Convince Militant Groups To Allow Polio Vaccination In Rural Areas

The Guardian: Afghan clerics in talks with Isis to break polio vaccine myths
“Islamic clerics have agreed to work with the Afghan government to persuade militant groups in the country that vaccination programs should be allowed in remote areas. Imans are to consult with the Taliban, Islamic State, and other factions in the mountainous Kunar province in a bid to get efforts to eradicate polio back on track, after six new cases were reported in Afghanistan this year…” (Janjua, 3/27).

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