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An Emirati Company Gives UNICEF $1 Mn for Polio Eradication

by Bidita Debnath on  January 9, 2013 at 12:46 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
For polio eradication in Afghanistan, an Emirati company has donated $1 million to UNICEF.
 An Emirati Company Gives UNICEF $1 Mn for Polio Eradication
An Emirati Company Gives UNICEF $1 Mn for Polio Eradication
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The donation is part of the Emirati company Al Ansari Exchange's partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, one of UNICEF's key partners and Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) supporters.

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"This liberal donation will play an important role in the shortfall coverage for the provision of the necessary financial support for this initiative," said Ibrahim El-Ziq, UNICEF representative for the Gulf Area, while thanking the company for its generous grant.

"Afghanistan, which suffers from a high polio rate, will now immensely benefit from this programme," he added.

Source: IANS
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