WHO lauds UAE for polio eradication

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The World Health Organization (WHO) lauded the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for its contribution in vaccinating millions of children all over the world against polio.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus thanked Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces via Twitter on World Polio Day on Wednesday, 24 October 2018.

“As long as #polio exists anywhere, it’s a threat to children everywhere. Thank you for your continuous effort in achieving Polio-free world, YH @MohamedBinZayed! Together, we can #EndPolio for good,” read the tweet from Ghebreyesus, according to WAM.

“Today we stand at the threshold of a polio-free world. Inspired by Sheikh Zayed’s legacy of giving, we shall continue our efforts with our partners to eradicate preventable diseases and to lend a helping hand for a better future for humanity,” read the Twitter response of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed.

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi donated $120 million for the eradication of the disabling disease during the World Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi in 2013. The money was used in funding the vaccination of more than 400 million people around the world.

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