World Health Organization appreciates Bin Zayed’s support
The World Health Organization praised the efforts of the United Arab Emirates to support countries affected by the new epidemic of “COVID-19”, by providing aid and medical supplies that have benefited thousands of medical and nursing staff in dealing with this epidemic, despite the exceptional circumstances that the world is witnessing from restricting movement Travel and the imposition of precautionary measures taken by many countries of the world after the outbreak of the new Coronavirus.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, expressed his great thanks and gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and the government of the United Arab Emirates for the support provided to the organization, which is represented in 500 thousand test machines for detecting a Coronavirus Novelty, totalling $10 million.
World Health Organization commends the efforts of the Emirates
The Director-General of the World Health Organization confirmed that the UAE is a strategic global partner for the organization, expressing his gratitude for the continuous support of the country to the organization to control the Coronavirus worldwide.
Ghebreyesus tweeted on Twitter, saying: “The UAE is a strategic global partner for the World Health Organization and we are grateful for the continued support of our mission “Common to control the Coronavirus globally.”
Huge thanks to His Highness Sheikh @MohamedBinZayed & the people of #UAE for contributing 500,000 #COVID19 testing kits worth USD 10M to @WHO. This will strengthen the capacity & availability of testing in many countries. https://t.co/OJO5leb2if
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) June 7, 2020
UAE .. unremitting efforts to combat the Coronavirus internationally
The United Arab Emirates continues to play an active and pioneering role in international efforts to combat the COVID-19 virus, which reflects the extent to which the wise leadership of the United Arab Emirates is caring and interested in global health.
The UAE is one of the first countries to solidify and extend a helping hand and cooperation to confront the spread of the COVID-19 virus, as it started with early planning for several humanitarian initiatives that would restrict the spread of the virus.
Cooperation with international organizations
The United Arab Emirates is the main artery for the logistics operations of international organizations as their strategic warehouses are located in the International Humanitarian City in Dubai, and it is the first responder to the global crises, especially with the aid associated with the COVID-19 virus.
The United Arab Emirates has participated wholeheartedly in international efforts to combat the Coronavirus, in cooperation with relevant international organizations.
World Health Organization (WHO)
The amount of in-kind assistance provided by the United Arab Emirates to the World Health Organization is estimated at $10 million. It also cooperated with the organization in transporting medical materials to Iran, Ethiopia, and Somalia.
World Food Program (WFP)
The UAE has also worked with the World Food Program to transfer to the US $3.5 million field hospitals from Norway and Belgium to Ghana and Ethiopia.
It is noteworthy that the United Arab Emirates has a long history of giving and giving, and is actively participating in the humanitarian field, especially providing assistance to those affected in the disaster-stricken areas.
Cuba praises Emirates medical aid for its support in fighting Corona
The Cuban government praised the UAE support during an official ceremony organized in the capital, Havana, coinciding with the arrival of 8 tons of medical supplies, provided by the Emirates to support Cuba’s efforts to reduce the spread of the virus, stressing that the supplies will be used to enhance the efforts of the institutions of the national health system.
The director of international relations at the Ministry of Public Health in Cuba expressed the ministry’s gratitude to the UAE government for making this donation to support the country in fighting “COVID-19”, noting that all these medical supplies will be used to enhance the efforts of the institutions of the national health system.
The Director of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Cuba, on behalf of the national health system and the people of Cuba, thanked the UAE for the assistance that would enable us to control this disease.