Oppositions to vaccination activities against polio in the province of TSHOPO / R.D. Congo
Joseph–Désiré Oleko WA Oleko, Puis T Mpiana
The incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases is increasing in Tshopo province. And opposition to vaccination is becoming a major problem for the eradication of polio in DR Congo. This study aims to determine explanations of parent’s refusal of polio vaccination in the province of Tshopo. Our investigation is a qualitative research, it was carried out in the territory of Basoko, province of Tshopo, on resistance to vaccination against polio in the first quarter of 2018. The inclusion criterion (parent-leader of the sect of child under 5 years) and non-inclusion criteria (parent-faithful of the sect). The qualitative approach was used to establish the community diagnosis of the situation. Its results are all opposed to vaccination found its justification in the Bible: the only god gives protection to life, that patients seek the doctor and not the opposite, the free vaccination of children cannot be explained because all medical care is paying off and the unilateral decisions of the Congolese government with its partners on our children who are not ill, let hide a plot. The Congolese State must put in place an effective communication policy capable of breaking all opposition to the vaccination of children to irradiate all diseases preventable by vaccination.
Joseph–Désiré Oleko WA Oleko, Puis T Mpiana. Oppositions to vaccination activities against polio in the province of TSHOPO / R.D. Congo. International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research. 2019; 1(1): 09-13.