OIC Secretary General reviews polio eradication activities


The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, received the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Islamic Advisory Group for Polio Eradication (IAG), Dr. YaqubAlmazrou, at the OIC headquarters in Jeddah on 19 April 2017.
Appreciating the role of IAG in dispelling misconception about polio vaccination in the polio-affected countries, the Secretary Generalpledged support for the expanded mandate of IAG to cover issues pertaining to maternal and child health. He emphasized that IAG should continue focusing on imparting training to the religious scholars, students and community leaders about the role of Islam in promoting maternal and child health issues.
On his part, Dr. Mazrou thanked OIC Secretary General for hisleadership in mobilizing the political support for the efforts of the IAG in the fight against polio.—PR

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