Pyramids lit in red to Stop TB, in yellow for tourism

30-09-2018 09:03 PM

Georgette Sadeq Amal Gamal

Last week saw the Giza pyramids and the Sphinx floodlit to collaborate with world countries on two occasions.

The first was on 26 September when the pyramids and sphinx were bathed in red light to honour the first highest level UN meeting on tuberculosis. The meeting was held by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Stop TB Partnership on the margin of the UN General Assembly Meeting in its 73rd round. TB is now the 9th deadly disease to claim lives over the world. It caused the death of 1.6 million persons in 2017 despite strong efforts to provide effective medication against it since the 1940s.

The presidents of member countries in the UN General Assembly, including Egypt, gave talks to highlight the efforts and plans set to combat TB. The target is to eliminate TB by 2030.

On this occasion, the capital city in each country in the world movement against TB illuminated one of its famous landmarks in red. Egypt joined by illuminating the pyramids and Sphinx.

The following day, 27 September, the pyramids and Sphinx were floodlit in yellow to celebrate World Tourism Day.

The Ministry of Tourism posted the photo on its Facebook and Twitter accounts, adding the World Tourism Organisation slogan for this year “Tourism and the Digital Transformation”.

Watani International

30 September 2018

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