Title

Coercion and polio eradication efforts in Moradabad.

Year of Publication

2014

Number of Pages

1122-25

Date Published

2014

ISSN Number

2164-554X

Abstract

<p>We introduce the problem of vaccine coercion as reported in Moradabad, India. We offer commentary and critical analysis on ethical complexities at the intersection of global public health and regional political strife and relate them to broader vaccine goals. We draw upon a historical example from malaria vaccine efforts, focusing specifically on ethical and health justice issues expressed through the use of coercion in vaccine administration. We suggest how coercion is indicative of failed leadership in public health and consider community-based collaborations as models for cultivating local investment and trust in vaccination campaigns and for success in global public health initiatives.</p>

Alternate Title

Hum Vaccin Immunother

PMID

24401293

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