Bill Gates praises UAE's help in battle against polio

Emirates Polio Campaign

The Co-chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has commended the UAE's support to eradicate polio.

Bill Gates lauded the commitment of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in the global fight against the disease.

Gates posted a message on social media describing the UAE as "an essential partner in stopping polio in Pakistan".

He also thanked Sheikh Mohamed for the nation's ongoing support.

His comments follow the Emirates Polio Campaign's (EPC) announcement that it has administered more than 28 million vaccine doses in Pakistan between July and September 2020, reaching over 16 million children.

The EPC has also completed the world’s first polio vaccination campaign since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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