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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 19 June 2018

Dubai Ruler announces donation of $10m to support WHO’s efforts to combat cholera in Yemen

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid received Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of World Health Organisation, in Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid talks to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Courtesy Dubai Government Media Office
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid talks to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Courtesy Dubai Government Media Office

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has announced a donation of US$10 million to the World Health Organisation (WHO) to support its efforts in combating Cholera in Yemen.

Sheilh Mohammed received Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO in Marmoum, Dubai on Thursday. They discussed relations and cooperation between the UAE and WHO and the UAE’s efforts to provide aid to people in disaster and crisis areas around the world.

The UAE Government’s commitment to continue developing healthcare services by establishing world-class healthcare facilities, providing specialised medical services, and attracting best talents was affirmed by Sheikh Mohammed.

Mr Ghebreyesus praised the UAE’s support for international efforts to fight epidemics.

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