ISLAMABAD, Jan 22 (APP):Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Global Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) Seth Berkley Wednesday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Davos, Switzerland on the sidelines of annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2020.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari, Ambassador at Large on Investments Ali Jehangir Siddiqui were also present.

The prime minister apprised the CEO of government’s policy reforms for strengthening the health sector in Pakistan.

He appreciated the continuous support extended by GAVI to Pakistan to protect children against deadly but preventable diseases.

The prime minister said Pakistan became the first country in the world to introduce Typhoid vaccine in its Routine Immunization schedule.

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He highlighted the government’s efforts to eradicate polio from the country and to achieve the goal of Universal Immunization Coverage.

The prime minister further informed that the government was streamlining financing mechanism of Routine Immunization programme.

Berkley acknowledged steps taken by the government and assured GAVI’s support and cooperation.