ISLAMABAD, June 24 (Online): Prime Minister (PM| Imran Khan has said eliminating polio from country is top priority of the government and the anti polio campaign is underway despite the Covid-19 challenges.
PM expressed these views during his telephonic contact with Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates Thursday.
The two exchanged views on decline in polio cases and other matters related to public health during the telephonic conversation.
PM provided information to Bill Gates about anti polio campaign in the country besides making him cognizant of 10 billion tree Tsunami move.
Recalling that a special polio eradication campaign was launched in the country earlier this month, during which vaccine drops were administered to over 33 million children under five years of age, Imran Khan expressed his satisfaction over the substantive progress in cutting the transmission of the poliovirus in the country.
He hoped that polio will be eradicated soon with the support of all partners.
The Prime Minister appreciated the work of BMGF for the socio-economic uplift of the most disadvantaged people around the globe, especially for promoting universal access to health services and combating of infectious diseases.
He expressed gratitude, in particular, for BMGF’s partnership with Pakistan to rid the country of polio.
Acknowledging Pakistan role in dealing with climate change, Bill Gates said the world will have to work together to deal with the global challenge of climate change.
In April 2021 Imran Khan had written a letter to Bill Gates with reference to climate change whereby he had paid tribute to Bill Gates for wring a book on the hazards of climate change.
Imran Khan had expressed his resolve that let us together save the world from the climate change threats. Pakistan is too taking steps to deal with climate change hazards.