To strengthen efforts to tackle the pandemic

UAE sends medical aid plane to Mauritania

The UAE sent 2,200 tons of medical materials and supplies to 136 countries.


The UAE, through its humanitarian arm, the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, has sent 80,000 doses of vaccines against the "Covid-19" virus to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, to enhance efforts to combat the pandemic.

This shipment of medical supplies - which arrived in conjunction with the opening of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed field hospital to treat people infected with the virus - aims to provide greater protection for the vulnerable, the elderly, and those suffering from chronic diseases.

The UAE's ambassador to Mauritania, Hamad Ghanem Al Muhairi, stressed the strength of the bilateral relations, explaining that the UAE is always present in the Mauritanian arena with its humanitarian and development initiatives, and along the path of relations that are witnessing steady growth.

Al Muhairi said: "This health and humanitarian initiative embodies the approach of the United Arab Emirates and its continuous efforts to support the brotherly Mauritanian people and provide them with assistance in all fields. For many years, the state has undertaken great efforts in Mauritania in various aspects, foremost of which is the interest in the health aspect."

For his part, the Secretary-General of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, Dr. Muhammad Ateeq Al Falahi, said that this initiative comes in support of the efforts undertaken by the state to limit the spread of the “Covid-19” pandemic in the world, based on its humanitarian and pioneering role in combating the pandemic.

Al-Falahi stressed that these vaccines will contribute to strengthening preventive and precautionary measures among the people in sisterly Mauritania, reducing the outbreak of the pandemic, and helping to reach the stage of recovery.

The UAE was one of the first countries to provide medical supplies to Mauritania to enhance its measures to combat the pandemic. In April 2020, three planes were sent carrying more than 33.2 tons of medical supplies, including vaccines against the “Covid-19” virus, and a medical staff to provide His expertise and strengthening the capabilities of medical staff, in addition to testing devices for the virus and respirators.

It is worth noting that, to date, the UAE has sent more than 2,200 tons of medical materials and supplies to 136 countries.

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