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Bill Gates appreciates India’s health sector

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Bill Gates meets Ghulam Nabi Azad and expresses his appreciation of innovations happening in India's health sector.



New Delhi. Bill Gates and his team met the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad today to discuss health sector. The meeting focussed on issues relating to immunisation programme, pentavalent vaccine, HIV/AIDS, infectious as well as non-communicable diseases. Gates was appreciative of India’s achievements in containing AIDS infections, polio management, reproductive health initiatives as also recent steps taken for TB management.

Mr Azad thanked the Bill Gates Foundation for extending support to innovations in health, particularly in HIV/AIDS and Polio. The help rendered by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in establishing Immunization Technical Support Unit (ITSU) to provide technical and managerial support to accelerate coverage and to ensure system preparedness for new vaccines for when they are adopted, was specifically appreciated. The Minister also said that Ministry’s initiative of name based Mother and Child Tracking System has helped more effective delivery of services at the grassroots level.


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