UAE pledges $60 million to support efforts to tackle Corona

This occurred during the participation of Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, in the Second Global Summit on COVID-19, which was organized by the governments of the United States, Belize, Germany, Indonesia and Senegal.

Reem bint Ibrahim Al-Hashemi highlighted “the UAE’s ongoing commitment and continued work together with the international community to address any future threats of epidemics and diseases that may threaten humanity and pose a threat to the global health system.” , as happened in the Covid-19 pandemic, based on the belief that The state emphasized the importance of joint action and the integration of efforts made at the level of national and international health systems to support global capacities towards future resilience against any epidemic threat.

He referred to the UAE experience, which began “not only with early planning and screening, but also included health care preparedness, advanced technologies, effective communication and mass screening programs, all of which are necessary to avoid and reduce the impact of the epidemic.”

He added that the country “shared its results and genetic research on the developments of the mutated Covid-19 virus with the international community that would besiege the spread of this virus, in compliance with the directives of the rational leadership that highlighted the importance of continuing to coordinate efforts. to enhance the values ​​of human solidarity and solidarity with all those who need support”.

She said: “The UAE has harnessed its full logistical potential to provide 136 countries around the world with the necessary medical resources to deal with the pandemic, including dispatching medical teams, while providing full support to set up fully equipped field hospitals in 9 countries, in addition to supporting the “Kovax” initiative, with an in-kind donation of 50 million dollars to support the supply of vaccines to developing countries in an efficient and accessible way.”

Concluding her speech, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi explained that the UAE, as a current member of the United Nations Security Council, will work through this commitment to improve its effectiveness in the field of international cooperation and global health by contributing to the production and supply of medicines and therapeutic requirements needed as part of early intervention preparedness plans to address potential regional and global challenges and barriers.

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