LUCKNOW: Melinda French Gates, co-chair and founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has praised the UP government for its effective management of Covid-19 pandemic and encephalitis despite the state’s large population. During a special meeting with chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday, she said thatUP was an inspiration not only for India but also for the world.
“The world should learn from the way vaccination was carried out in UP. The efforts of the government in areas of health security, financial inclusion, nutrition, education, women empowerment etc, should motivate the world,” she said, according to a state government’s release.
The CM praised the foundation’s work and said that its cooperation was helpful in controlling communicable diseases. During the meeting, the two also discussed ways to enhance cooperation in the fields of health, nutrition and agriculture.
She said the foundation has been working with the state for many years in the fields of health and social sector and in the coming days it would further strengthen its ties with Uttar Pradesh.

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