About the event

  • Location: Abu Dhabi
  • Date: 19 November 2019

The theme of this year’s Forum is ‘Accelerating the Pace,’ and the event will highlight the tools, technology and partnerships required to help the global community eliminate infectious diseases faster. Health workers, innovators and experts will also share their stories from the field.

Over 250 preeminent global health leaders will gather to share insights on how best to map, eliminate and eradicate infectious diseases globally at the second biennial Reaching the Last Mile Forum. The event will be held in Abu Dhabi on 19 November under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The winners of the biennial Recognizing Excellence Around Champions of Health (REACH) Awards will also be unveiled at the Forum. The REACH Awards celebrate frontline health workers who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership, courage and commitment in the field of disease elimination.

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