PM, Bill Gates discuss collaborative efforts for polio eradication

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar met Co-Chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates on the sidelines of COP-28 conference in Dubai on Saturday.

They discussed progress in Pakistan’s polio eradication efforts and the foundation’s cooperation with Pakistan in financial inclusion and alleviation of poverty and malnutrition.

The Prime Minister apprised Bill Gates of the ongoing polio vaccination drive in Pakistan and said the country would spare no effort to eliminate the poliovirus.

He underlined the government’s commitment to maximize outreach of vaccines to children across the country.

Appreciating the support received from the Gates Foundation, the Prime Minister further encouraged it to work with Pakistan to enhance national capacities in education, strengthen early warning and emergency operations for disaster management and digitalize agricultural value chains.

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