UAE on the frontlines in fighting the worldwide epidemics outbreak
The UAE is at the forefront of the global battle against the proliferation of epidemics, and is a core sponsor of international attempts to deter the spread of various viral diseases that pose a significant threat to human welfare.
Today, on 27 December, the UAE is celebrating the annual International Day of Epidemic Preparedness, initiated by the United Nations (UN) to encourage the importance of epidemic prevention. It’s also emphasizing the importance of mutual alliances and unity.
UAE is a part of every initiative to stop global epidemics
The UAE’s humanitarian and financial efforts have played a key role in encouraging health and medical services, introducing vaccination campaigns and supplying vaccines for many viral diseases around the world, including malaria, cholera, guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis) and poliomyelitis.
Once again, the coronavirus pandemic emphasized the importance of the role of the UAE in the war against viral diseases. It showed this by delivering immediate humanitarian and medical assistance to some 100 nations. This is helping millions of frontline staff in the fight against the pandemic.
Battling the virus globally and locally
Locally, since the early stages of the outbreak, the UAE has set specific examples of addressing the pandemic. In terms of the amount of regular checks, surveillance and reaction to the health sector’s needs.
The UAE was one of the first countries to set up specialized centers for diseases and epidemics, known as ‘Coronavirus Control Centers,’ which should still be trained and draught strategic plans to fight epidemics in collaboration with all appropriate authorities.
On the sidelines of the May 2020 meeting of the UAE Government, entitled “Preparations for the post-coronavirus, COVID-19, period”. The country revealed that it is drafting a national preparedness and potential disease response plan. It also stressed that the health sector is creating new ways of delivering public health services. Including telemedicine and digital medicine. Government spending in medication and vaccine development to tackle potential epidemics is also growing.
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The leadership of the UAE has been committed since 1990 to promoting attempts to eradicate diseases that endanger humanity. One of the first to endorse these activities was the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his legacy is still being continued by the country under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.