We are closer than ever to overcoming some of the world’s most deadly and debilitating diseases. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, is committed to ending preventable diseases that affect the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities.

US$ 777m pledge to defeat NTDs

Global donors pledge over US$777 million to defeat neglected tropical diseases and improve the lives of 1.6 billion people at the Reaching the Last Mile Forum at COP28

Reaching the Last Mile Forum returns

Milestone global health summit to take place alongside COP28, galvanizing new momentum, partnerships, and investments towards health innovation in last-mile communities.

US$ 2.6 Billion for Polio

At the Reaching the Last Mile Forum in Abu Dhabi, donors pledged US$ 2.6 Billion for polio eradication to support GPEI’s Polio Endgame Strategy for 2019-2023.

REACH Award winners announced

Winners of the 2019 REACH Awards were announced at the Reaching the Last Mile Forum in Abu Dhabi on November 19th. The Awards recognize those who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and commitment in the field of disease elimination.

RLM Fund

The RLM Fund is paving the way to end two devastating neglected tropical diseases: river blindness and lymphatic filariasis.

The Cycle of Poverty

The number of people living in extreme poverty has significantly reduced in the last thirty years – from one-third of the global population in 1990 to one-tenth today. But we have a lot of work to do to close that final gap as millions remain trapped in a cycle of poverty caused by preventable diseases, lack of access to clean water and vulnerability to climate change.

200,000 new cases

… of polio could develop every year within 10 years if we fail to eliminate polio from the last three countries where it remains.

1 in 5 people

… are infected with at least one neglected tropical disease


… people need treatment for river blindness.

US$ 1 Billion

… the annual cost of LF to the economies of the countries it affects

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