BMGF extols Pakistan Army for supporting national polio drive

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has appreciated Pakistan Army for supporting the national polio drive, particularly through the involvement of community leaders and influencers.

This was conveyed by BMGF President and Global Development Programme chair Mr Christopher Elias during his meeting with Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi on Thursday.

Matters related to Pakistan’s commitment to comprehensive Polio eradication were discussed.

The COAS acknowledged the services rendered by Polio Health Workers for polio eradication in Pakistan and said that it is a national cause and a national effort.

Christopher Elias also appreciated Pakistan’s successful COVID-19 pandemic campaign and Pakistan Army’s tremendous contribution to bringing it to a manageable level.

General Bajwa appreciated the untiring efforts of the foundation towards the noble cause of Polio eradication at a global level and assured of Pakistan Army’s continued support.

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