World Health Organization adopts UAE government accelerator model – News

Model for ensuring healthy lifestyles and prosperity at all ages

By Wam

Published: Sun 12 Dec 2021, 18:33

The Government of the United Arab Emirates and the World Health Organization (WHO) have announced a new partnership to support the global health sector, in which the WHO is adopting the accelerator model of the Government of the United Arab Emirates to guarantee healthy lifestyles and prosperity at all ages.

The launch came under a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, with His Excellency Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization.

Gergawi stressed the importance of adopting intergovernmental and inter-organizational collaboration. He added that the UAE wanted to share successful working models and advanced initiatives developed over the past years to support international efforts to achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals.

Both parties will work to support the implementation of the WHO work program 2019-2023 and achieve the triple billion goals.

“The need for global collaboration on data and evidence has never been felt more acutely than during the Covid-19 pandemic. WHO is committed to being a modern, data-driven organization , to have a measurable impact on the lives of those we serve. WHO is very pleased to work with the Government of the United Arab Emirates to realize this vision,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

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