Oppositions to Vaccination Activities against Poliomyelitis in the province of Tshopo R.D. Congo
Joseph – Desire OLEKO WA OLEKO, Puis T. MPIANA
Corresponding Author : Mpiana P.T
Faculty of Sciences, University of Kinshasa, P.O. BOX. 190, Kinshasa, DR Congo
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Received : 2020-02-24 Accepted : 2020-04-16 Published : 2020-04-16
Abstract : The incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases is increasing in Tshopo province in Democratic Republic of the Congo. The opposition to vaccination is becoming a major problem for poliomyelitis eradication in this country. This study aims to determine explanations of parents' refusal of poliomyelitis vaccination in the province of Tshopo Our investigation is a qualitative research, it is carried out in the territory of Basoko, province of Tshopo (DR Congo), on resistance to vaccination against polio in the first quarter of 2018. The criterion of inclusion (parent-leader of the sect of children under five years) and the criteria of non-inclusion (parent-faithful of the sect). The qualitative approach was used to establish the community diagnosis of the situation. Its results indicate that all oppositions to vaccination find their justification in the Bible: “only God gives protection to life, that patients seek the doctor and not the opposite, the free vaccination of children cannot be explained since all the medical care is paying off and the unilateral decisions of the Congolese government with its partners on our children who are not sick, hide a plot”. The Congolese State must put in place an effective communication policy capable of breaking all opposition to the vaccination of children with a view to eradicating all diseases preventable by vaccination.
Keywords : Vaccination, poliomyelitis vaccine, children, paralysis, Kisangani, DR Congo.
Citation : Mpiana P.T et al (2020). Oppositions to Vaccination Activities against Poliomyelitis in the province of Tshopo R.D. Congo, J. of Advancement in Medical and Life Sciences. V7I3.05. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.3754547
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Journal of Advancement in Medical and Life Sciences
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Volume 7 / Issue 3
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