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PM Shehbaz Sharif, Bill Gates discuss public health programmes supported by BMGF

PM Shehbaz Sharif, Bill Gates discuss public health programmes supported by BMGF
December 14, 2022 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and Bill Gates discussed the ongoing public health and social sector programmes supported by BMGF in Pakistan.

As per details, the prime minister had a telephonic Conversation with Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Bill Gates.The prime minister appreciated the valuable support extended by the BMGF to Pakistan in polio eradication and improving immunisation, nutrition and financial inclusion in the country.

He also reaffirmed Pakistan's desire to further strengthen the fruitful partnership with the Foundation in all the ongoing areas of cooperation. “Government is actively implementing the special emergency response plan and will continue to adapt and find ways to reach out to children affected by flood which has adversely affected the ongoing polio vaccination efforts due to large scale displacements and destruction of healthcare infrastructure.”

Bill Gates deeply regretted the loss of lives in the recent flooding in Pakistan. He also acknowledged Pakistan's efforts to eradicate Polio and reiterated his Foundation's continued support to Pakistan for ensuring that no child is at risk of paralysis due to poliovirus.