Countdown To Zero Exhibition Opens In Abu Dhabi To Highlight Efforts To Eradicate Diseases

Devex: Exhibition aims to champion disease eradication as it happens
“…The … exhibition, Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease, opened this week in Abu Dhabi, after premiering in New York in 2015, with previous stops in Atlanta and London. The pavilion is aimed at a potentially catalytic audience here. Abu Dhabi was one of the first and largest donors to eradicating guinea worm 30 years ago. The crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has been intimately involved in polio eradication, and is today gearing up to launch another round of philanthropy to eradicate ‘last mile’ diseases for which eradication is in sight but still far from guaranteed without a firm push…” (Dickinson, 10/17).

The National: Sheikh Hamed opens Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease global exhibition in Abu Dhabi
“…The exhibition was organized by the Crown Prince Court ahead of Global Health Forum Reaching the Last Mile — Mobilizing Together to Eliminate Infectious Disease, which will be held in November under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and will be attended by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. … Countdown to Zero was created by the American Museum of National History in collaboration with the Carter Center…” (10/16).