Sheikh Mohammed bin Saeed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, reaffirmed his commitment to the United Arab Emirates to build a polio-free, safe and healthy world. His high command praised the courage and commitment of health workers at the forefront of the fight against polio.
In a blog post on his high-profile official Twitter account he said: Thanks to the courage and commitment of leading health workers, the world has made great strides in the fight against polio. On World Polio Day, we reaffirm our commitment to contribute to creating a polio-free, safer and healthier partnership with our global partnership.
The United Arab Emirates attaches great importance to polio eradication in the world, and continues its relentless quest with the support of God’s leader Sheikh Khalifa bin Saeed Al Nahyan to save him to build regional and international alliances. , To face the various humanitarian challenges facing humanity, the foremost of which is the salvation of mankind. In the affected areas, it is a testament to the commitment to humanitarian approaches and policies to help poor people, develop human development programs and safeguard a decent human life.
The initiative of the Emirates Vaccine Campaign was part of the Emirati program to help Pakistan, which supports the National Emergency Plan launched by the Government of Pakistan to eradicate polio, a global initiative approved by the World Health Organization to implement vaccine programs with the slogan “Health for All .. A Better Future”. Since June 2014, the campaign has provided more than 583 million polio vaccines in Pakistan, benefiting more than 100 million Pakistani children.
The Emirates vaccination campaign has a unique role and special emphasis on efforts to eradicate the disease once and for all because the success of the Emirates vaccination campaign is a positive indicator to control the spread of the virus. Pakistan, but globally, is unique in achieving classic humanitarian goals as the campaign confirms that the humanitarian efforts and initiatives of the United Arab Emirates are effective. Plans by the United Nations and the World Health Organization to protect communities from disease and epidemics and to reduce the impact of crises and disasters.
Since 2011, the United Arab Emirates has made generous donations in support of international and health efforts to achieve this lofty humanitarian goal, to save the lives of children in Afghanistan and Pakistan and to provide vaccines and lifelong immunizations. About 5 million children in Afghanistan have been vaccinated against six deadly diseases. The partnership helped WHO and UNICEF workers provide oral polio vaccines to 35 million children in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
“Govit 19” has led to significant disruption in efforts to combat infectious diseases, including polio and access to vaccines, and since July 2020, in more than 60 of the more than 30 campaigns in countries with routine immunosuppression, it has led to an increase in the spread of the polio virus.
Using the strategic guidelines of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, governments have decided to resume polio vaccination activities, and the polio vaccination campaigns are being implemented and expanded, and in February 2020 vaccination campaigns were launched in Afghanistan, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso and Cameroon. , And in July 2020 other vaccination campaigns were implemented in more than 23 countries in Africa and Asia.
According to the World Health Organization, Afghanistan has resumed house-to-house polio vaccination across Afghanistan since October 8, and the organization and UNICEF have welcomed the Taliban leadership’s decision to resume polio vaccination, which has been suspended for more than three years. To reach all children in Afghanistan, more than 3.3 million children in some parts of the country have not had access to vaccination campaigns before, and a second polio campaign has been agreed across the country, which is in line with Pakistan’s planned polio campaign. In December
Since 1988, the global effort to eradicate polio has had great success and reduced the incidence of the disease by 99% because the disease affects more than 1,000 children worldwide every day, with the cooperation of more than 2.5 billion countries and more than 200 million volunteers, $ 11 billion. With the support of more international investment, children have been vaccinated against polio. Currently only 3 countries have no polio virus and the number of polio cases worldwide has dropped by 99.9%.
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