The founder of Microsoft Bill Gates telephoned Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday (today) to discuss efforts to eradicate polio in Pakistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan briefed Bill Gates on the efforts being made to eradicate polio in Pakistan and said that the number of polio cases in the country has come down significantly.
He said that only one case of polio has been reported in Pakistan so far this year but efforts are still being made to tackle polio and the government is committed to eradicate polio in the country.
Bill Gates praised the Prime Minister’s efforts in polio eradication efforts and assured him of continued programs and cooperation to eradicate polio.
The founder of Microsoft said that eradication of polio is very important to keep children safe and we will continue to work together for this.
The Prime Minister and Bill Gates expressed concern over the health system in Afghanistan and both stressed the importance of resuming the polio campaign in Afghanistan.
Imran Khan stated that Afghanistan’s population is facing poverty and to would be in need of financial assistance to initiate polio campaign .
Earlier in April, founder of US company, Microsoft, Bill Gates predicted about how long the coronavirus pandemic will last.
Bill Gates had expressed the hope that the world would be completely back to normal by the end of 2022, thanks to the ramping up of sharing free COVID-19 vaccines by richer countries.
“By next year, the corona vaccine will be widely available in most countries of the world, which will help prevent the spread of coronavirus,” Bill Gates stated in an interview with Sky News.
According to Bill Gates, Corona cases will not be completely eliminated by 2022, but they will decrease significantly.
In the interview, Bill Gates stressed that government should start preparing now to deal with future epidemics.