Our approach involves long term commitments, focusing on areas where we can have maximum impact, prompt others to act, or chart a new path. To catalyze faster change, the approach across the portfolio incorporates active partnership, innovative financing, and the development of new areas of expertise.
The humanitarian community, more than ever before, needs to join the efforts to tackle diseases and epidemics, and find solutions to all the challenges that prevent people from accessing healthcare when they need it. This is a humanitarian mission for the whole world.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed,
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
Together with our international partners, we support programs that work to end some of the world’s most deadly and debilitating diseases, including polio, Guinea worm disease, lymphatic filariasis, river blindness and malaria.
The world is also making incredible strides reducing burden and eliminating diseases like river blindness and malaria that were once the deadliest and most feared in the world. Fewer people are suffering from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), and many countries are eliminating them entirely. In the last five years, the number of people at risk for NTDs has fallen by 20% – from 2 billion to 1.6 billion.
It has taken an extraordinary level of partnership to get to this point, but much more remains to be done. We are committed to working alongside our partners to ensure every person around the globe leads a dignified life.