“Discussions were held on steps being taken for polio eradication in Pakistan,” spokesperson for the Foreign Office Dr Muhammad Faisal said in a tweet.
“FM appreciated efforts by WHO for eradicating polio from Pakistan.”
FM Qureshi met Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, @WHO.
Discussions held on steps being taken for #polioeradication in #Pakistan. FM appreciated efforts by WHO for eradicating polio from Pakistan.@BillGates@melindagates #PoliofreePakistan pic.twitter.com/HCEh56KkhS
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@ForeignOfficePk) January 8, 2019
Dr Tedros is in Islamabad on a two-day official visit.
Earlier, on Jan 7, the WHO and the government of Pakistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of a model healthcare system for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Islamabad Capital Territory.
The WHO DG visited a basic health unit in Shah Allah Ditta, Islamabad where the MoU was signed. Director General Health Dr Assad Hafeez and WHO Country Representative in Pakistan Dr Nima Saeed were also present on the occasion.