Akhilesh-Bill Gates join hands to better health services in UP
Microsoft founder offers Melinda Gates Foundation's support to the government; the two will sign an MoU within 2 months
Microsoft founder Bill Gates met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav yesterday and offered the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s support to help improve health services in the state.
It was decided that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) shall be signed within two months between the UP government and the foundation, an official said.
The foundation shall provide technical, management and programme design support in the maternal, neonatal and child health, vaccination and other health and agriculture related programmes.
The chief minister apprised 56-year-old Gates about the efforts undertaken by his government to tackle the poor health indicators. He also discussed with Gates the problems of vector-borne diseases like tuberculosis and Japanese encephalitis in parts of the state.
The Melinda Gates Foundation shall provide technical, management and programme design support in the maternal, neonatal and child health, vaccination and health programmes. It will support the state in agricultural programmes as well.