Islamic clerics are consulting with Taliban and Islamic State to ensure immunisation campaign goes ahead despite scepticism and distrust

Islamic clerics have agreed to work with the Afghan government to persuade the country’s militant groups to let vaccination programmes run in remote areas.

Imans are to consult with the Taliban, Islamic State (Isis), and other factions in the mountainous Kunar province in an effort to get efforts to eradicate polio back on track, after six new cases were reported in the country this year.

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