Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates is visiting Pakistan for the first time. He has been invited by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan to the attend the meeting of National Task Force for Polio Eradication today.
PM Highly Appreciate support of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Pakistan
While welcoming Mr. Gates on his first-ever visit to Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan thanked the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for its continued support and partnership with the Government of Pakistan in Polio eradication. Mr. Bill Gates thanked the Prime Minister for inviting him and extending warm hospitality on his first-ever visit to Pakistan.
Appreciates Efforts to Eradicate Polio Despite COVID-19 Restrictions
The Prime Minister underlined that the Government is fully committed and determined towards polio eradication.Mr. Gates highly appreciated the efforts of the leadership, health workers, and parents for working tirelessly to ensure that polio never paralyzes a child again.
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Mr. Gates said that despite COVID-19 restrictions, Pakistan has performed amazingly and has continued with polio vaccinations. The National Task Force on Polio Eradication paid tributes to the 36 frontline workers and 14 law enforcement personnel who lost their lives during polio vaccination to the children across the country.
Earlier, the Task Force was briefed that Pakistan has completed one year of zero polio incidence. However, the virus has been detected in environmental samples in the southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan province.
It was apprised that national-level Polio vaccination campaigns have been launched in December 2021 and January 2022 with the integration of routine immunizations for children. There is effective coordination among Federal and Provincial Governments with support from Law enforcement agencies for the provision of security in risk areas.
Provincial Governments apprised the meeting about resources allocated towards the polio campaign and expressed full commitment towards making Pakistan polio-free.
World must help 40 million Afghans on the verge of humanitarian crisis
The Prime Minister said that Afghanistan being the primary source of Polio incidence in our two bordering provinces, requires urgent international support to avert humanitarian crises, including health emergencies. Pakistan is providing full support for the sake of 40 million Afghan people in need of basic amenities.
Sothern Districts of KP to remain vigilant and proactive in the fight against Polio
The Prime Minister directed Deputy Commissioners of the districts adjoining Afghanistan borders, particularly Southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to remain vigilant and proactive against contamination of poliovirus.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had a one-on-one meeting with Mr. Bill Gates.
Prime Minister also hosted a lunch in honor of Mr. Gill Gates that was attended by Federal Ministers Shaukat Tarin, Asad Umer, Fawad Ahmed, Khusro Bakhtiar, SAPM Dr. Faisal Sultan, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chief Ministers of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan, and Prime Minister AJ&K.
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