Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed receives Bill Gates on Thursday. WAM
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed discussed with Gates cooperation in combating diseases. They also reviewed the outcomes of joint cooperation and future initiatives after a decade of charitable collaboration.
Sheikh Mohamed lauded the levels of cooperation between the two sides and the results achieved, emanating from shared desire to help provide decent and healthy living standards to all people.
He also stressed the importance of rallying efforts to eliminate preventable communicable diseases and to improve living conditions in the world's poorest communities.
Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, praised the role of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and thanked him for his global humanitarian initiatives and his commitment as key partner of the Foundation in its efforts to eliminate diseases.
He referred to the important support provided by the UAE, which contributed to improving living standards in many nations through better healthcare services and elimination of diseases.
Niger recently announced that it had completed the necessary evaluations to certify the elimination of river blindness.
The decade long collaboration between the UAE and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has led to many initiatives and achievements in global health sectors.
“100 Million Meals” campaign, the region’s biggest food distribution drive, concluded on Saturday after drawing massive donations from 385,000 individuals, companies, businessmen and philanthropists across 51 countries through various donation channels and two charity auctions.
The agreement to establish an office for the Committee in the UAE will contribute to achieving the desired goals in terms of relief work, reaching the needy and using modern technologies in this field.
Julie's mother called for help in a video that was circulated on social media, explaining that her child suffers from spinal muscular atrophy. In response, Sheikha Fatima instructed the ERC to cover Julie's medical treatment.
A video clip of Egyptian couple riding e-scooters to their wedding venue has gone viral on social media. The video showed the couple, each riding a e-scooter, and behind them were the cars celebrating their marriage in Giza Governorate.
Of those hurt in the accident, 138 sustained minor injuries and a further 24 were still in hospital, the health ministry said. The blast blew out the windows of several houses in the surrounding area and damaged their interiors.
The initiative is inspired by the pioneering success of Dubai Police’s Smart Police Stations (SPS), which provide security and community services around the clock, without human intervention.
The meeting addressed cooperation between the UAE and the Comoros and opportunities to advance ties in the economic, trade, investment, and development fields to achieve the aspirations of the two countries and peoples.