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Bill Gates appreciates Pak Army for supporting national polio drive

Bill Gates appreciates Pak Army for supporting national polio drive
November 13, 2020

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Bill Gates during a telephonic conversation, Bill Gates conveyed his appreciation for Pakistan Army for supporting national polio drive.

 

General Qamar said that it was a national cause and national effort. "We will call it a success when no child is affected in Pakistan.

"Army for supporting national polio drive and ensuring proper reach and coverage of polio campaigns this year, particularly through involvement of community leaders and influencers. COAS said that it was national cause and national effort. He said that we will call it," the ISPR tweeted.

"A success when no child is affected in Pakistan. Credit goes to the grassroots workers including the mobile teams, Law Enforcement Agencies and health representatives. Both also discussed the safe start and efforts needed to effectively conduct polio campaigns."

The ISPR also stated that Gates acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts in managing the pandemic despite the current rise in COVID-19 cases and efforts to safely conduct polio immunization campaigns and essential immunizations that have continued amid the pandemic.

 

 

During the telephonic conversation, they also pledged to continue working together to make further progress in ending polio in Pakistan and improving the health of all children.