The journey of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is characterised by giving, support and universal initiatives to advance the health sector of the UAE and the entire world.‎ President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed’s directives and visions are the foundation of the country’s initiatives, financial contributions and field projects to support health and medical programmes, implement vaccination campaigns and provide vaccines worldwide.

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the toughest modern challenges faced by the world, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed’s stances and positions have demonstrated his noble humanitarian approach, as he supported everyone, built hospitals, and provided vaccines, established humanitarian cities and dispatched aid to the entire world without discrimination.

Since the start of the pandemic, the UAE was among the first countries to launch initiatives that helped mitigate the global crisis, constituting 80 percent of the international response to affected countries.

The UAE evacuated the nationals of many friendly countries from the Chinese province of Hubei, the epicentre of the pandemic, and transported them to the Emirates Humanitarian City in Abu Dhabi.

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed ordered those concerned to establish drive-through COVID-19 testing centres and field hospitals nationwide, support the families of deceased COVID-19 cases, cover the treatment expenses of COVID-19 patients, and establish Sandooq Al Watan, a community initiative, to boost the national efforts to address the pandemic.

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed is one of the key contributors to the initiatives to eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), such as polio, malaria, guinea worm disease, river blindness and lymphatic filariasis.