London: A top British University is planning to undertake a new research study lookingat ethics, policy and practice concerning polio immunisation in India.University of Birmingham is working with Ravenshaw University in the eastern Indianstate of Orissa on the new research project, a press release by the University said.Although India has been removed from the list of polio endemic countries,misconceptions still remain around polio vaccination within the country, the release said.The two-year project will gather relevant empirical evidence about attitudes to poliovaccination campaigns in Orissa from three key groups - parents, community workersand those involved in planning and implementing the campaign, such as governmentofficials, it said.While no cases of polio have been officially reported recently in the state, the researchteam will study more remote tribal areas where facilities are less developed, the releasesaid.The study will outline and systematically explore the ethical issues that arise in relation tovaccination in general, as well as the issues raised by the empirical material gathered aspart of the project, it said.
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