- Emirates News Agency (WAM))
ABU DHABI, 5th July, 2022 (WAM) -- President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has received at Qasr Al Bahr Majlis the winners of the 'Waterfalls Global Award' along with a number of the Award's jury members and staff in the presence of H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior.
The Waterfalls Global Award is a global initiative launched to enhance the capabilities of medical professionals around the world and honours health organisations and individuals who faced frontline adversities during their humanitarian missions.
His Highness congratulated the winners of the award, including frontline doctors, nurses, the families of those who sacrificed their lives while fulfilling humanitarian tasks, and the award's staff.
The award's staff reviewed its humanitarian goals and future initiatives, aimed at promoting upholding human values and appreciating the sacrifices and efforts of frontliners in various societies.
For their part, the winners - who represent different countries - expressed their great happiness at winning the global award, being a tribute to the values of giving in the service of humanity at large and a token of appreciation for the sacrifices made by frontliners to safeguard their communities.
The Award was launched by the UAE in November 2021 in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in what is considered one of the country's global contributions to honoring frontliners all over the world in appreciation of their vital role, humanitarian services and sacrifices for the sake of protecting their communities and their safety, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. A total of 300 participants from around the world were nominated for the award, 78 of whom were shortlisted and 15 won.
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