Dubai- The UAE has announced a grant of USD10 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) to support the UN agency’s efforts in fighting a cholera outbreak in Yemen.
The announcement was made during a meeting held on Thursday between Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of WHO.
Sheikh Mohammed and Dr. Ghebreyesus discussed relations and cooperation between the UAE and WHO and the UAE’s efforts to provide aid to people in disaster and crisis-hit areas around the world.
Sheikh Mohammed affirmed the UAE government’s commitment to continue developing healthcare services by establishing world-class healthcare facilities, providing specialized medical services, attracting best talents and producing high-quality cadres from local educational institutes. He also highlighted UAE’s efforts in the field of medical and pharmaceutical research.
Sheikh Mohammed expressed his appreciation for WHO’s efforts to enhance health conditions, rallying international efforts to combat epidemics and launching new programs to help in enhancing people’s quality of life.
The Vice President also affirmed UAE’s commitment to support WHO’s programs and initiatives.
Dr. Ghebreyesus praised UAE’s support for international efforts to fight epidemics and enhance healthcare services around the world. He also highlighted UAE’s healthcare programs and initiatives that significantly contributed in improving people’s lives around the world.