Navigation Links
Child Health Key Focus Among Muslim Nations

Muslim nations will focus on key areas of child health and vaccine production to eliminate preventable diseases, senior health officials were expected to announce Friday in Malaysia. Health ministers from the 57-member Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) have gathered here for a three-day conference since Tuesday to tackle issues including polio vaccination, bird flu prevention and other infectious diseases plaguing Muslim nations. In a draft declaration obtained by AFP, health officials and experts urged Muslim states to develop and produce its own vaccines to ensure reliable supply and safety. Officials also called on religious leaders to take responsibility to promote polio vaccination among poor and marginalised Muslim populations.

'(We) hereby strongly affirm that polio eradication is an urgent priority for all OIC member states,' the draft statement said. Polio, a preventable disease, has remained endemic in four countries, three of which are OIC members.

Although the OIC has widely approved child vaccines as halal and safe, hardline Islamic leaders have argued that western-made vaccines may contain alcohol or be contaminated by non-halal sources. Under the concept of halal, pork and its by-products, alcohol and animals not slaughtered according to Koranic procedures are all 'haram', or forbidden under Islam.

'The conference ... calls on OIC member states to take concerted actions to disseminate accurate, reliable and trusted information to (Muslims), emphasizing the fact that all polio vaccines are halal and should be administered and accepted without fear or doubt,' the statement said. Vaccination is key to reducing infant mortality, a major issue for OIC countries, which account for 11 of the 16 highest rates of death in children under five in the world, conference organisers said.

The meeting also called on OIC countries to establish national avian influenza preparedness plans and urged memb ers to share resources and ensure poorer Muslim countries receive vaccines and antiviral drugs.

Indonesia is the worst hit from the deadly H5N1 virus, recording 80 deaths so far since bird flu broke out two years ago in all but two of its 33 provinces. The declaration will be adopted at the end of the conference, expected later Friday. Members of the OIC include nations from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.


Related medicine news :

1. Antibiotics Dangerous for Diarrhoea in Children Caused by E.Coli
2. Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma
3. General Anesthesia Safe For Children On Ketogenic Diet Suffering From Epilepsy
4. Children suffer the most when parents divorce
5. Focused Treatment For Childhood Cancer
6. Osteoporosis associated with Childhood Cancer
7. Childrens snoring may indicate a serious problem
8. Children exposed to smoke show decreased levels of Vitamin C
9. Children! Protecting them from medical mistakes
10. Children who used anaesthesia drugs could suffer brain damage
11. Childhood Sunburn Can Lead to Skin Cancer Later
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/27/2016)... Lafayette, California (PRWEB) , ... ... ... a pioneer in the patient payment industry today announced its strategic partnership ... and health system workflows. , The two companies’ proven, proprietary technology combine ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios ... X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective by using ... - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. Jessica Scruggs ... for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include Mohs surgery, ... Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn Goldstein, MD, ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. ... from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating ... one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. ... the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has ... , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; ... for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a ... septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is the first ... integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and management. ... infection and PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Pa. , June 23, 2016 Bracket ... will launch its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA ... Meeting held on June 26 – 30, 2016 in ... the first electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind ... Booth #715. Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Revolutionary technology includes multi-speaker listening to ... leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, has ... the world,s first internet connected hearing aid that opens ...      (Photo: ) , ... firsts,: , TwinLink™ - the first dual ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: