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UAE anti-polio work a source of pride: Department of Health

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Filed on October 24, 2020 | Last updated on October 24, 2020 at 12.58 am
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As part of the global initiative by Sheikh Mohamed to eradicate polio, the UAE launched the world’s first polio vaccination campaign since the outbreak of Covid-19.

The UAE’s efforts in eradicating polio among children around the world is a source of pride, Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Department of Health — Abu Dhabi, has said.


Marking the World Polio Day, Al Hamed said: "The UAE has contributed to changing many children’s lives around the world and has helped cure polio worldwide through a series of sustainable humanitarian initiatives launched under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces."


As part of the global initiative by Sheikh Mohamed to eradicate polio, the UAE launched the world’s first polio vaccination campaign since the outbreak of Covid-19.


The UAE’s Emirates Polio Campaign has administered over 28 million vaccine doses in Pakistan between July and September 2020, reaching over 16 million children, it said.





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