Abu Dhabi head takes fight versus polio to new heights


An Abu Dhabi head of state has made a decisive move to eradicate polio with a personal $30m (AED 110m) donation.

The contribution, made by Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, was one of 31 such donations made to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative to reach the sum of
AED 4.77bn needed to eliminate the disease.

With polio already wiped out in most countries around the world, the money will be used to work towards fully eradicating the disease in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria.

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