UAE Signs Kigali Declaration to End Neglected Tropical Diseases

  • Publish date: Friday، 24 June 2022
UAE Signs Kigali Declaration to End Neglected Tropical Diseases

The UAE has signed the Kigali Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases to help those in need.

Announcing this in a tweet today, President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said: “We will continue to collaborate with international partners in pursuing innovative strategies to accelerate disease eradication efforts.”.

Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan said the signing of the Declaration represented another significant milestone in the UAE’s effort to end NTDs.

“The UAE is a long-standing champion of NTD elimination. We are proud to continue the legacy of our late founder, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and to reaffirm the commitment of our President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, who believes that no one should suffer from a preventable disease. Much progress has been made on NTDs, and as a nation we are determined to continue to support elimination efforts and global movements such as the Kigali Declaration that can help raise awareness and mobilise resources. Our collective efforts will free communities from the burden of these devastating diseases while strengthening local health systems and securing a safer world for all.”

NTDs affect more than 1.7 billion people – often those living in remote, under-resourced communities, and without access to basic needs like clean water.

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