Co-Chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates has appreciated Pakistan's success against COVID19 despite resource constraints.
According to ISPR, he was talking to Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on telephone about Pakistan's Covid-19 response and resumption of polio campaign.
Bill Gates also conveyed appreciation for Pakistan Army for supporting national polio drive, ensuring proper reach and coverage.
The Army Chief attributed the success in fight against COVID19 to a true national response executed through the mechanism of National Command and Operation Center, which allowed optimisation of resources.
About Pakistan's efforts against polio, the Army Chief said it was a national cause and national effort for a polio free Pakistan. He said credit goes to grassroots workers including mobile teams, Law Enforcement Agencies and healthcare representatives.
Both also discussed the safe start and efforts needed to effectively conduct polio campaign under COVID19 environment.
Bill Gates reiterated The Gates foundation ongoing commitment to fight pandemics around the world and to support Pakistan in its goals of ending polio and improving health for every child.