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UAE donates $249m to Gates Foundation projects
Gulf News ^ | 6-26-2014 | Jumana Khamis

Posted on 06/26/2014 1:47:55 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

Assistance made by the UAE includes a $50 million contribution by the UAE Government made in 2011, and another $120 million contribution personally made by General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

“There was a neutral commitment made in 2011 where the Gates foundation gave $50 million and the UAE government gave $50 million. Two-thirds was for vaccination and one third was specifically for polio, which was used over a three-year period,” said Gates.

The commitment to end polio world wide by the Gates foundation and numerous international health organisations, governments and individuals aims to reach a goal of polio eradication by 2018. Gates highlighted that despite challenges and recent outbreaks in Syria and Iraq, a total of $5.5 billion is still the budget needed to achieve that goal in the next four years.

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You would think the Middle East could pony up a few more bucks themselves for this effort?
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