Melinda Gates, a co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), stated in Lucknow on Wednesday that Uttar Pradesh serves as a paradigm not just for India but for the entire world.
At their meeting on Wednesday at Yogi Adityanath’s official house, Melinda Gates and the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh talked about strengthening technical collaboration in the areas of health, nutrition, and agriculture.
“Had a fantastic meeting with co-chair and trustee of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at my official residence in Lucknow today,” Adityanath tweeted after the gathering. Better technical collaboration in the areas of health, nutrition, social security, and agriculture in UP was the topic of a fruitful conversation.
During the discussion, Gates praised the efforts done by the government of Uttar Pradesh in recent years, emphasising the reduction of encephalitis despite a dense population and the management of COVID.
The way the state leadership handled the issue of the dense population and numerous social challenges, she noted, “amidst the obstacles of Covid, is really impressive.”
She declared, “Uttar Pradesh is a model not just for India, but for the entire world.”
Gates also applauded the efforts being made to enhance farmer income by encouraging the development of FPOs in the nation’s largest agricultural state and congratulated women’s self-help groups (SHGs) for the success of the nutrition mission.
The Chief Minister claimed to have attentively observed the BMGF’s efforts, which had made an admirable contribution to the fields of nutrition and health.
In the midst of Covid’s difficulties, Uttar Pradesh received logistical and technical assistance from the Foundation.
According to the Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh has had recent achievements in the areas of nutrition and health. A illness like encephalitis used to kill innocent children, but that number has been reduced to about 95%. Additionally, the Foundation has worked with us to effectively eliminate infections like Chikungunya and Kala-azar that are spread through contact. Global organisations like UNICEF, WHO, BMGF, and PATH have provided us with excellent assistance in the field of public health, including in the management of Covid and the prevention of numerous waterborne diseases like encephalitis.