The UAE confirmed its commitment to combat the virus (Covid 19) at the International Donors Conference in order to confront the emerging “Corona” virus, as participating countries pledged more than eight billion dollars allocated to support the global response against the virus, including private research to find an effective vaccine.
His Excellency Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation Affairs, participated in the conference organized by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, the World Council for Monitoring of Epidemiology, the “Alliance for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations”; and the Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization ( Gaffe) and the Wellcome Trust, with the goal of raising more than 7.5 billion euros to increase tests, expand treatment, and invest in vaccine development to reduce the spread of the new Corona virus.
Her Excellency said in the opening speech, “The UAE is actively and responsibly involved in combating the (Covid 19) virus, and will continue to work tirelessly in supporting global efforts to reduce this threat.”
Speaking about the UAE’s continuous cooperation with international organizations, Her Excellency said, “We have provided more than 472 tons of medical aid, personal protection equipment and supplies to 43 countries around the world. The World Health Organization warehouses in the International City for Humanitarian Services in Dubai have contributed more than 132 consignments operate as the primary distribution center for the organization’s personal protective equipment. To date, $ 110 million has been allocated and provided. ”
Speaking about the UAE’s efforts to protect citizens and residents from this epidemic, Her Excellency pointed to the country’s extensive programs to track the injured and take the tests, and noted that the country has already completed more than 1.2 million tests (Covid 19).
Her Excellency touched on the innovative treatment reached by the Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Center for Patients (Covid19-), which was patented by the Ministry of Economy, which enhances the country’s contribution to international research and development initiatives that aim to reduce the impact of the virus worldwide.
Meanwhile, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Gebrysos described the pledges of 4.7 billion euros (07.8 billion dollars) during the conference as a strong signal of global unity in fighting the virus, and that the success of the conference is strong and inspiring. Despite this, he stressed that these medical tools should be available to the poor and the rich around the world.
The European Commission has pledged 1 billion euros for vaccine development, treatment and testing efforts. This is the effort of the “European Team,” said Commission Chairperson Urzula von der Laine, while announcing this amount.
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