The Islamic Advisory Group for Polio Eradication (IAG)
The Islamic Advisory Group for Polio Eradication (IAG) was launched in February 2014 after consultations among Al-Azhar Al Sharif of Egypt, the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
Its establishment was one of the top recommendations made during discussions with Islamic scholars on polio eradication in Cairo, Egypt, on 6-7 March 2013.
The group comprises leading Islamic institutions, religious scholars, technical experts and academia from the Muslim world. It is aimed at exploring ways to muster support from Muslim religious scholars and groups, donor countries and organizations as well as other contributors for global efforts to end polio in the three remaining endemic countries (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria) and in outbreak countries, particularly Somalia.IAG Members IAG Executive Committee Members