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UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme: Polio to be Eradicated from Country by 2022
PAKISTAN TODAY. The government of UAE is determined to eradicate polio from Pakistan by the year 2022 through its initiative, the Emirates Polio Campaign. Latest figures show that the program has successfully vaccinated 71 million children since 2014.
Nominations Extended until 4 August for 2019 REACH Awards, Honoring Frontline Health Workers and Innovators in Disease Elimination
At the request of several partners and members of the public, we are pleased to announce that we have extended the nominations deadline to 4 August 2019. Nominations are now accepted in French and English and can be made in three categories..
Nominations Open for 2019 REACH Awards, Honoring Frontline Health Workers and Innovators in Disease Elimination
Awards established by Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and adjudicated by prominent global health leaders; recipients to be announced at Reaching the Last Mile Forum in November
The Polio Endgame Strategy 2019-2023
GPEI. In support of GPEI's Polio Endgame Strategy 2019-2023, GPEI will host a pledging event at the Reaching the Last Mile Forum in Abu Dhabi, with the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, a longtime champion of polio eradication.
UAE provides 371 million polio vaccines to Pakistani children
GULF NEWS. The UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme launched a campaign as part of its efforts to eradicate polio in the world. The campaign administered 254.4 million doses of vaccines between 2014 and 2017 to 43 million Pakistani children.
ADNOC Marks World Polio Day with Display on Headquarters Building
THE NATIONAL. Abu Dhabi National Oil Company paid tribute to health workers around the world, battling to eradicate polio, with a video display marking World Polio Day on its headquarters building in the UAE capital.
98% of Poliomyelitis Eliminated in Pakistan, Says UAE-PAP Director
GULF NEWS. The UAE Pakistan Assistance Programme has succeeded in reducing the number of polio cases in Pakistan from 306 cases in 2014 to four cases in October 2018, a decrease of 98 per cent. His Highness Shaikh Mohammad donated $167 million for the efforts aimed at eradicating poliomyelitis and the provision of vaccines for children in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan.
New Institute to combat Infectious Diseases
GULF NEWS. In collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, announced the establishment of a state of the art institution for disease elimination. The institute will work with international partners and leverage Abu Dhabi’s unique talents and assets in the path towards eliminating infectious diseases.
Reaching the Last Mile: New $100M fund Announced in Abu Dhabi
THE NATIONAL. The Reaching the Last Mile Fund, announced at a major global summit in Abu Dhabi, will receive $20 million from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, $20 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and $30 million from the British government. The fund aims to rid the world of two devastating infectious diseases.
New Awards Honor the Courage of those Fighting Some of the World’s Worst Diseases
THE NATIONAL. Recognizing Excellence around Champions of Health (REACH) Awards launched at the Reaching the Last Mile forum in Abu Dhabi and recognized 4 exemplary global health workers who have made outstanding contributions to fighting infectious diseases.
Abu Dhabi to Launch Campaign to Reach ‘Last Mile’ on Preventable Disease
DEVEX. The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi will host a Global Health Forum later this year that will serve as a “stepping out” for the United Arab Emirates’ role as a major player in eliminating neglected tropical disease. In partnership with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carter Center, the forum, will focus on as many as 20 NTDs and preventable diseases, including polio, malaria, Guinea worm, and river blindness.
Mohammad Contributes $5M to Combat Malaria
GULF NEWS. His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, announced his contributions to support action and progress in the battle against malaria. The funds will be provided over three years to the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM), a global initiative for coordinated action against malaria.