Mr Christopher Elias, Chair, Polio Oversight Board, Global Polio Eradication Initiative, President Global Development Programme, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), today.
Matters related to Pakistan’s commitment for comprehensive Polio eradication were discussed. COAS acknowledged the services rendered by Polio Health Workers for polio eradication in Pakistan and said that it was national cause and a national effort. Mr Christopher Elias conveyed foundation’s appreciation for Pakistan Army for supporting national polio drive and ensuring proper reach and coverage of polio campaigns this year, particularly through involvement of community leaders and influencers. Moreover, he also appreciated Pakistan’s successful COVID-19 pandemic campaign and Pakistan Army’s tremendous contribution to bring it within manageable level.
COAS appreciated untiring efforts of the foundation towards the noble cause of Polio eradication at global level and assured of Pakistan Army’s continued support.