WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom (left) and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed.
The Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Tedros Adhanom, has commended His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for his efforts in the eradication of polio.
In a tweet on Sunday, Adhanom said, "I extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed for the support of the UAE and its great contribution to the global efforts aimed at eradicating polio. This goal can only be achieved with partners like you."
The tweet coincides with the marking of the World Polio Day, which is marked on 24th October, and comes after Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed renewed his commitment to fighting the disease. Sheikh Mohamed tweeted, "On #WorldPolioDay, we thank the frontline heroes who continue to serve their communities, despite the challenges of COVID-19. Through their dedicated efforts and the UAE's continued cooperation with global partners, we can achieve a world without polio for future generations."
World Polio Day provides an opportunity to highlight global efforts toward a polio-free world and honour the tireless contributions of those on the frontlines in the fight to eradicate polio from every corner of the globe.
Escorted by President Lukashenko, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed proceeded to the dais where the national anthems of the two nations were played followed by an inspection of the guard of honour and a military parade.
Misinformation about vaccination has spread far on social media in many countries in recent years — including during major vaccination campaigns to prevent polio in Pakistan and to immunise against yellow fever in South America.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has confirmed the UAE’s determination to exert more efforts and continue to work for a world free of polio.
As the world celebrated the global eradication of wild poliovirus type 3 on World Polio Day on Thursday, the World Health Organisation Country Office in Pakistan (WHO Pakistan), has confirmed the ‘strong commitment’ of 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, in polio eradication.
“GITEX will be the most important and realistic global technical event in 2020 and the UAE will be the fastest country to recover fro COVID-19 in the world,” Sheikh Mohammed tweeted.
Infected people or those under mandatory quarantine are usually confined to home, with electronic wristbands monitoring their movements.
The operations room of the Sharjah Police’s Traffic and Patrol Department did receive about 20,282 calls during National Day holidays.