Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. WAM
In his official Twitter account, Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said, “The world’s historic progress to #endpolio would not be possible without the strong commitment of partners like His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the UAE.” Bill Gates made the remarks following the launch of the Polio Endgame Strategy 2019-2023, which will guide the programme and its partners to overcome the final hurdles to eradication and move toward sustaining a polio-free future.
In support of the strategy and to encourage additional commitments, a pledging event will be hosted this November at the ‘Reaching the Last Mile Forum’ in Abu Dhabi, a gathering of leaders from across the global health space held once every two years.
The event will be hosted with the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed, a long-time champion of the polio programme.
The 2019-2023 Endgame Strategy builds on the 2013-2018 Strategic Plan, which brought the world to the brink of polio eradication. Despite this impressive progress, the last steps to eradication have proved to be the most difficult. Wild poliovirus transmission continues in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus outbreaks are ongoing in several countries across Africa and Asia.
To overcome these challenges, the new strategy must be fully implemented with sufficient resources and commitments from governments, donors, multilateral organisations, and local communities.
The Polio Endgame Strategy 2019-2023 will be discussed at the upcoming 2019 World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, on 20th May.
The UAE, represented by the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, on Monday launched a crafts workshop in Khokha city on the Red Sea Coast of Yemen, following its refurbishment.
Sixty-two injured Yemenis, along with their companions, have left Aden to complete their treatment in Indian hospitals, at the expense of the United Arab Emirates.
The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery is pleased to announce a series of Family Saturday Tours – a guided tour by an NYUAD student docent or a guide from the Gallery – which commences next Saturday, March 30.
Running throughout the duration of the exhibition, the weekly tour on Saturdays is an opportunity for children between the ages of 3-14 to explore Zimoun with their parents.
Speaking at the 23rd Person of the Year award, Ambassador Salem Ahmen Al Kaabi thanked the organising committee and the Ukrainian government, for granting him the award and for their constant support for his diplomatic activities.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum received members of the Emirates Scientists Council and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academy of Scientists, alongside a group of distinguished young scientists and researchers.
The federal and local governments provide assistance in cash and kind to senior citizens. For example, the assistance provided by the Ministry of Community Development, MoCD, in 2017 and 2018 reached more than Dhs1.9 million.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has visited the Innovation Centre project, part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, to review the progress of DEWA’s strategic projects.