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The State of Polio in OIC Member Countries - “Enhancing Multilateral Cooperation to Eradicate Polio”

Polio or Poliomyelitis is a communicable disease caused by a virus that lives in throat and intestinal tract. Poliovirus attacks the nervous system and in some cases can paralyze the victim instantly. It spreads rapidly especially in those communities that are living in very poor hygienic and sanitation conditions. People of all ages can get infected by the Polio; however children under five years of age are the most likely to be infected by the virus. Though polio is not curable, it can be prevented especially through childhood vaccination.

Pharmaceutical Industry in OIC Member Countries: Production, Consumption and Trade

Today pharmaceuticals have become an indispensable part of health care system around the globe. Historically pharmaceuticals have played a vital role in the human development by improving the quality of life and reducing the time spent in the hospitals. Today, pharmaceutical industry is considered to be one of the largest and rapidly growing global industries. However, despite the extraordinary global achievements in this important industry, it’s a harsh reality that every year millions of people die across the world, mostly in low income developing countries, due to unavailability and inaccessibility of necessary medicines.

The State of Maternal and Newborn Health in OIC Member Countries

Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) basically refers to health of women and babies during pregnancy, childbirth and after childbirth. Provision of quality care during this period is very critical for the health and very survival of mother and infant. According to the latest estimates, around half a million maternal and about four million newborn deaths are mainly caused by the lack of quality antenatal care, safe and clean delivery and post-natal care for mother and infant.