Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation inks MoU with Pakistan to support Ehsas programme – Pakistan

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government to support its Ehsas initiative on poverty alleviation, under which it will provide Pakistan with an amount of $ 200 million.

Both parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at a meeting in New York.

Prime Minister Imran Khan and Bill Gates, co-president of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (B & MGF), witnessed the signing ceremony as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Poverty Relief, Dr. Sania Nishtar and President of Global Development at B & MGF, Dr. Chris Elias signed the memorandum of understanding in New York on Wednesday night, on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, he said APP.

The new collaboration carries out the work of more than a decade of B & FGM in Pakistan, which has revolved around a series of development priorities that include polio eradication, financial inclusion, routine immunization and health Maternal, neonatal and infantile.

"The foundation plans to spend around $ 200 million in Pakistan in 2020," said a press release issued by B & MGF.

Under the agreement, the amount will be spent on 134 poverty alleviation projects, he said Pakistan Radio.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said Ehsaas was the biggest project against poverty. [in Pakistan] and has been planned with great attention to detail. "I am pleased that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation helps with a variety of activities," the prime minister said.

He said poverty alleviation has been his government’s top priority since day one, he said Pakistan Radio.

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1507483/bill-melinda-gates-foundation-inks-mou-with-pakistan-to-support-ehsas-programme

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