Bill Gates- who co-chairs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has acknowledged the efforts of Pakistan in managing the coronavirus epidemic despite the recent hike in the virus cases.
As per reports, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Bill Gates, during a telephonic conversation, spoke about Pakistan’s coronavirus response and resumption of polio vaccination campaigns amid pandemic, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The military’s media wing said that Bill Gates conveyed his regards for Pakistan Army for supporting national polio drive and ensuring proper reach and coverage of polio campaigns this year, especially through involvement of community leaders and influencers.
General Qamar said that it was a cause of the nation and national effort. “We will call it 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 in the coronavirus environment.
Bill Gates acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts in managing the epidemic despite the current rise in coronavirus cases and efforts to safely conduct polio immunization campaigns and essential immunizations that have continued amid the pandemic.
They also pledged to continue working together to make more progress in ending polio in Pakistan and improving the health of all children.
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