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Health literacy for Muslim consumers : a strategic demarketing approach

journal contribution
posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Muhammad Haq, Anita MedhekarAnita Medhekar, T Fardous
With the booming Muslim population around the world self management of one’s health via health literacy is becoming an important aspect for both the consumers and the health service providers. A marketing oriented approach towards Muslim consumers is needed to promote significance of self-management for health-care issues. The focus of our conceptual paper is on a unique aspect of demarketing approach to promote health literacy for self-management of health-care strategies among Muslims. The demarketing of unhealthy practices as part of the health literacy is discussed to educate Muslims how to live a healthy lifestyle to prevent obesity, diabetes, high bold pressure, cancer, sexual and other preventable diseases. Critical suggestions from medical science and Islamic practices have been derived to construct the demarketing strategy to enable Muslims to self-manage their health issues. The Islamic cultural practices supporting self-manageable health-care include halal-food provision, abstinence from alcohol and illegitimate sex, hand washing, diet according to healthy Islamic health way. The demarketing strategies for self management of health-care among Muslims are based upon the promotion of healthy lifestyle based upon medical and Islamic health perspectives. The focus of this unique paper is on the critical precautions to be promoted by applying demarketing for self-management of health-care strategies to Muslim consumers so that they lead a healthy lifestyle.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

4

Issue

4

Start Page

54

End Page

66

Number of Pages

13

eISSN

2150-6825

ISSN

1942-8189

Location

USA

Publisher

Intellectbase International Consortium

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • No

External Author Affiliations

Charles Darwin University; Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR);

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Journal

Journal of global intelligence & policy.