Microsoft founder and philanthropist, Bill Gates applauded the efforts of the UAE authorities to end polio, especially under the leadership. The vision of Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. On Wednesday, Gates posted on Twitter: “The world#endpolio would not be possible without the strong commitment of partners like Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE.”
Bill Gates’s comments came following the launch of the Polio Endgame Strategy 2019-2023. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) on Tuesday. The program is to guide its partners in overcoming complete eradication of the disease and to move towards free future.
The virus, if not cured, can cause paralysis by damaging the nervous system. In 2013 Bill Gates and Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan came together. Its the first time to fight the lethal disease.