UAE mobile network changes its name again; have you seen it yet?

Filed on October 24, 2020 | Last updated on October 24, 2020 at 11.40 am

Did you notice a change in your network name today?

Etisalat, the UAE's largest telecom operator, on Saturday changed its network name to ‘POLIO DAY’ to mark the World Polio Day.

World Polio Day is celebrated on October 24 worldwide. Sponsored by the Rotary Club, World Polio Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the urgent need to eradicate polio.

Even as Covid-19 brought the world to a standstill, the UAE has stayed committed to eradicating polio. Earlier this year, vaccination programmes around the world were halted due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 and many leaders in the health community warned of a potential new polio crisis. However, the Emirates Polio Campaign overcame these new challenges and was the first programme in the world to resume polio vaccinations.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed has committed more than $250 million to eradicate the disease, and in 2019 hosted the Global Polio Eradication Initiative pledging moment at the Reaching the Last Forum, which raised more than $2.8 billion.

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