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Kenya: Church Told Off Over Polio Vaccine

Yesterday, the government of Kenya hosted an EPI stakeholders' meeting to review progress and setbacks of the national immunization porgram.. The meeting followed by 24 hours a call by the Catholic bishops of Kenya to postpone the August polio vaccination cammpaign. Their views were not shared by Senator Harold Kipchumba, who spoke as follows to the meeting (excerpt from my unofficial notes; full text attached). Polio Ambassador Harold Kipchumba, on crutches, came to the podium...



How can we educate our religious leaders on vaccination? (5)

Further to Beatrice Muraguri's comment that the head of Catholic Church in Kenya Cardinal John Njue has told women of reproductive age who are catholics not to agree to be vaccinated with Tetanus Toxoid, please find below three news items relating to this in Kenya's Daily Nation:


WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free (3) Liberia Conquers Ebola, but Faces a Crisis of Faith (2)

... Then we remember the damage that many 'new religious houses' are causing to the fabric of the health of the populations in these societies. These new religious places ascribe the cause of EVERY illness to superhuman powers and curse on the patients. Most of their leaders / proprietors have no health or medical background but they have turned their places into 'treatment chambers' in an environment that poverty, disease and ignorance is rife.

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