WHO has expressed appreciation to the UAE for stepping up in the fight to end the polio disease in Pakistan.

by Faiza Abid on October 3, 2019 | Images Source Social Media

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Sheikh Mohamed has committed more than $250m to eliminate deadly and debilitating diseases.

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has expressed appreciation to the UAE for stepping up in the fight to end the polio disease in Pakistan.

In a message posted on its official Twitter account, the WHO Country Office in Pakistan, WHO Pakistan, thanked the UAE for playing a key role in the global efforts to eradicate polio in Pakistan.

“Thank you to the UAE for stepping up in the fight to #EndPolio,” the tweet said.

The international organization urged stronger commitment from other donors, partners and governments to ensure a polio-free future.

“To achieve a polio-free future, we need a strengthened commitment from all donors, partners & country governments. Let’s finish the job!” the tweet added.

WHO Pakistan also tagged ‘Reaching the Last Mile’ Twitter account, which is an initiative that seeks, in partnership with the UAE, to eradicate preventable diseases to help empower people to live dignified, healthy lives.

The biennial Reaching the Last Mile Forum will be held in Abu Dhabi on November 19 of this year, bringing together global health experts from across government and private sectors, philanthropy and academia to discuss ways to build momentum and reach the last mile of disease elimination.

The Forum will also host a pledging moment for the ‘Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Endgame’ strategy 2019-2023, highlighting the commitments of donor governments, philanthropists and private sector leaders to ending polio.

The UAE’s dedication to disease elimination builds on the foundations laid by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the UAE. Since 2011, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has committed more than $250 million to global efforts to eliminate deadly and debilitating diseases.

Source: Khaleej Times



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