Daily Archives: January 31, 2022


Expo 2020 Dubai Al Wasl Plaza - Credit_Chris PikeABU DHABI, UAE, Jan. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — 100 landmarks in 32 countries lit up in unity to mark the third annual World NTD Day on January 30, 2022 including The Bell Tower in Perth, Tokyo Tower, Great Wall of China, New Delhi Railway Station, Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi, Expo 2020 Dubai, Kenyatta International Convention Centre, The Rome Colosseum, Jet d’ Eau, Niagara Falls, CN Tower, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, and Christ the Redeemer.

A special focus was placed on notable landmarks in endemic countries including Bangladesh, Brazil, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Liberia, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Sudan. Originally announced in Abu Dhabi in 2019, the 100 ‘light ups’ aim to shine a light on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), as World NTD Day supports the goal of the World Health Organization (WHO) to eliminate at least one NTD from 100 endemic countries by 2030.

Rome Colosseum - Credit_Alessio Rubicondi


Canada Niagara Falls - Credit_Lucas Claxton - GiantShoeCreative


Philippines SM MALL OF ASIA GLOBE_Credit - Erwin Barleta


Great Wall of China, Simatai - Credit_WTown


UAE Emirates Palace - Credit_Jonathan Gibbons


The Helmsley Building in New York


Rwanda Kigali Convention Centre - Credit_Andre Rugema


UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk Mills - Credit_Sylvia


Kenya Kenyatta International Convention Centre - Credit_Lameck Ododo


Canada CN Tower - Credit_Jonathan Gazze


Christ the Redeemer in Brazil - Credit_Roberto Antunes


Leaning Tower of Pisa - Credit_Vanessa Salvati


New Delhi Railway Station in India


Tokyo Tower - Credit_Yoshiaki Miura

World NTD Day is a global movement that aims to galvanize the global health community and engage the public in the urgent effort to end NTDs. This year Uniting to Combat NTDs used the Day to launch the 100% Committed movement, which exists to begin securing political and financial commitments in support of the Kigali Declaration on NTDs.

Thoko Pooley, Executive Director of Uniting to Combat NTDs, said: “Today, building on the success of the London Declaration on NTDs, and recognising the changing global landscape, we are using World NTD Day 2022 as a catalyst for action. We are launching the 100% Committed campaign, a global movement to secure increased resources for neglected tropical diseases, and crucially to facilitate political leadership and ownership of NTD programmes from affected countries, through endorsements and signatories behind the new Kigali Declaration on NTDs.”

Through the UAE helmed diplomatic efforts to obtain official recognition of the day with several WHO Member States, World NTD Day was officially recognized by the WHO in May 2021. The Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi continues to play a leading role in building partnerships and supporting  World NTD Day through the Reaching the Last Mile Initiative (RLM), a portfolio of global health programs focused on accelerating progress towards disease elimination that are driven by the personal commitment of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

Nassar Al Mubarak, Senior Director at the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, said: “World NTD Day represents an important catalyst to translate awareness into action – it is not only crucial for the public to know more about these diseases, but also for donors, endemic countries and other stakeholders to collaborate to bring an end to NTDs in affected countries. Over the past few decades, incredible progress has been made towards ending NTDs; however, one in five people in the most vulnerable communities around the world are still affected by these preventable and treatable diseases. We are pleased to see the Day providing a platform for raising awareness through the new 100% Committed campaign and efforts such as the light-up activation. We hope that this movement continues to gain traction and spark new partnerships and commitments necessary to beat NTDs for good.”

NTDs are a group of communicable diseases that are preventable and treatable, yet continue to affect more than 1.7 billion people worldwide, including 1 billion children. There are 20 diseases that cause immeasurable suffering – they debilitate, disfigure and can be fatal. NTDs create cycles of poverty and cost developing nations billions of dollars every year.


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Début du court métrage : TIME IS ETERNAL : interprété, co-écrit et produit par Berite Labelle

LOS ANGELES, le 31 janvier 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Interprété, co-écrit et produit par le mannequin et actrice Berite Labelle, basée à Los Angeles, le court métrage Time Is Eternal est la première production de Labelle en collaboration avec le cinéaste Daniel Lir. Lir a co-écrit le scénario et co-réalisé le court-métrage avec son épouse et associée, Bayou Bennett, […] read more

Short Film Debut: TIME IS ETERNAL: starring, co-written and produced by Berite Labelle

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Starring, co-written and produced by Los Angeles-based model and actress Berite Labelle, the short film Time Is Eternal is the debut production for Labelle in collaboration with filmmaker Daniel Lir. Lir co-wrote the script and co-directed the short with his wife and business partner, Bayou Bennett through Dream Team Directors. […] read more

NFT Charity Auction Launched to Help Vulnerable Displaced Afghans

World renowned authors, digital and fine arts artists, NFT influencers, and professional footballers participate in Mars Panda NFT Charity Auction in support of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency SINGAPORE, Jan. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ —  Mars Panda, an all-in-one aggregation blockchain platform, has launched a charity NFT (Non-fungible tokens) auction in support of UNHCR’s humanitarian efforts for vulnerable […] read more

Journalists From 55 African Countries Join Press Conference Hosted By Shincheonji Church

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Media outlets from 55 African countries joined a press conference hosted by Shincheonji Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony, on January 28th. The event included remarks from Shincheonji Church Chairman Man Hee Lee and highlights regarding the church’s latest series, titled, “Testimony on […] read more

Lancement d’une vente aux enchères caritative de NFT pour aider les Afghans vulnérables et immigrés

Des auteurs de renommée mondiale, des artistes numériques et des beaux-arts, des influenceurs NFT et des footballeurs professionnels participent à la vente aux enchères caritative de NFT de Mars Panda en faveur du HCR SINGAPOUR, 31 janvier 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Mars Panda, une plateforme de blockchain d’agrégation tout-en-un, a lancé une vente aux enchères caritative de NFT […] read more