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Abu Dhabi To Host Global Health Forum Focused On Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases

Devex: Exclusive: Abu Dhabi to launch campaign to reach ‘last mile’ on preventable disease
“The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi will host a Global Health Forum later this year that will serve as a ‘stepping out’ for the United Arab Emirates’ role as a major player in eliminating neglected tropical disease, Devex has learned. The November 15 event — in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carter Center — will serve as a culmination of past UAE efforts in combating diseases such as polio and malaria, as well as a launch point for an ambitious new push to lead the fight going forward, Dr. Maha Barakat, the director general of the Health Authority in Abu Dhabi, told Devex in an interview…” (Dickinson, 9/19).