Bill Gates appreciates Pakistan's progress in polio eradication

Bill Gates appreciates Pakistan's progress in polio eradication
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NEW YORK, (APP): Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chairman Bill Gates Thursday appreciated the tremendous progress achieved in eradication of polio over the last four years in Pakistan and expressed the hope that the goal of complete eradication from the remaining three pockets in the country would be achieved soon.

 

Bill Gates called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi here at his hotel.

 

Bill Gates reiterated his continued interest in working together for eradication of polio in Pakistan . He also expressed interest in expansion of engagements in other areas, including the broader immunization programme.

 

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi thanked Bill Gates for the work Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was doing in Pakistan particularly for the eradication of polio as well as their interest in expanding in other areas.

 

Bill Gates thanked the prime minister for continuous commitment of the Government of Pakistan in achieving the objective of eradicating polio in the country.

 

He also appreciated the personal commitment of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi towards this end.

 

Bill Gates also expressed interest in making the financial services of Microsoft accessible to the people of Pakistan so as to enable them to do financial transactions and use online services.

 

He also expressed appreciation for the continuity of the key polio team members, who have achieved appreciable standards of team work and commitment.

 

 

Bill Gates expressed his hope that the prime minister would continue to lead the effort till the end on a personal note.

 

 

 

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