UAE receives praise for efforts to fight Covid-19 pandemic – News


Italy’s health minister said the United Arab Emirates had one of the lowest death and infection rates in the world.

The Italian Minister of Health and his delegation with officials from the Ministry of Health – Abu Dhabi. – Wam

By Wam

Posted: Mon Nov 1, 2021, 8:08 PM

The UAE’s approach to tackling the Covid-19 pandemic has ensured the health and safety of the community and ensured the vitality of the economy, according to an Italian minister.

Roberto Speranza, Italian Minister of Health and current Chairman of the G20 Health Ministers, congratulated the United Arab Emirates for their exemplary efforts in the fight against the pandemic and their speed in implementing one of the Covid responses -19 most effective in the world, evident with one of the lowest death and infection rates in the world.

He made the statement during a visit to the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Health (DoH). The Minister was accompanied by a delegation, including Nicola Lehner, Italian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.

The visit was enriched by a transfer of knowledge and various learnings involved in the fight against the global Covid-19 pandemic over the past 20 months. The two sides exchanged scientific opportunities and studied practical methods in epidemiology, research, technology and innovation. They also examined future partnerships in the fields of preventive medicine, telemedicine, biotechnology, genomics, life sciences and medical technologies.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, president of the DoH; Dr Jamal Mohammed Al Kaabi, Undersecretary of DoH; Matar Al Nuaimi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Public Health Center (ADPHC); and a number of officials greeted the dignitaries.

Al Hamed said, “The achievements of the UAE are guided by the wise leadership of our government and their continued support to ensure the well-being of the UAE. The past 20 months have been difficult but rewarding. It has given us many lessons, but above all with the confidence to continue the journey that our leaders have set up to make Abu Dhabi one of the best health systems in the world. We are pleased to welcome Roberto Speranza, who shared his experience in response to the pandemic and discussed ways of cooperation between UAE and Italy in the health sector. We shared many of the common challenges we faced and agreed to take the collaboration forward. to serve our respected nations and the whole world. “

He added: “The international distinctions presented in Abu Dhabi confirm the positive result of an exceptional response model to Covid-19. We are proud of the efforts made and the road traveled today. We look forward to strengthening Abu Dhabi’s position on the global healthcare map. . “

Abu Dhabi has been ranked among the other 50 cities as the main city in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the London-based analysis consortium, Deep Knowledge Group (DKG). Since the outbreak, the emirate has strengthened its measures, procedures and initiatives with the aim of maintaining the health and safety of its citizens, residents and visitors. In addition, its private and public sectors have made joint efforts to help develop the health sector and stabilize Abu Dhabi’s economy throughout the pandemic.

The United Arab Emirates has launched the National Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign, an initiative that has vaccinated more than 90% of the population for free. Likewise, the UAE hosted the world’s largest and one of the world’s first vaccine clinical trials, generating results that supported the approval of the most widely used vaccine in the world today.

The UAE has become one of the leading countries in terms of donation and has launched the “HOPE Consortium” to deliver the world’s most efficient vaccine supply chain solution. The consortium provided an effective solution to tackle one of the biggest airlifts of our lives. It has delivered more than 100 million doses of vaccine to more than 65 countries since its inception 11 months ago.


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