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UAE President and WHO Chief Discuss Cooperation and Health Challenges in Gaza

The WHO Director-General congratulated His Highness on the successful holding of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in the United Arab Emirates late last year. He praised the significant attention given to the health sector at COP events for the first time in the conference’s history, highlighting its positive impact on addressing the health consequences of climate change.

Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus expressed his gratitude for His Highness’ efforts and initiatives in the fight against diseases and epidemics on a global scale and for the UAE’s role in supporting the organization and its global health programs. He also praised the UAE’s effective efforts to provide humanitarian and health support to the Gaza Strip, highlighting the UAE’s initiative to host 1,000 children from the area along with their families for treatment in UAE hospitals. This is in addition to the health care that an additional 1,000 cancer patients will receive, as well as the establishment of a fully equipped field hospital in the Gaza Strip.

The meeting was attended by Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi; Saqr Ghobash, Chairman of the Federal National Council (FNC); Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, representative of the ruler in the Al Ain region; Sheikh Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Zayed Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior; Sheikh Omar bin Zayed Al Nahyan, vice-chairman of the board of directors of the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Advisor to the President of the UAE; Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Martyrs’ Family Affairs and Development Office of the Presidential Court; Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Zayed bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Advisor for Special Affairs of the Presidential Court; Dr. Maha Barakat, Deputy Foreign Minister for Health, as well as several sheikhs and high-ranking officials.

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