The Institute calls for partnership between companies in the manufacture of crop chemicals and seeds and BMGF
to expand the use of coated seeds in addressing pests and diseases and gives the example of BASF's StrigAway, which has been touted as solution in the battle against striga, commonly known as witchweed, now a major threat especially among maize farmers in East Africa.
Bill Gates' obsession with polio is distorting priorities in other critical BMGF
Zafeer Hussain Director Health Services FATA Emergency Operation Center, UNICEF, WHO and BMGF
were also present at the ceremony.
42 developing nation vaccine manufacturers from 16 nations, as well as global health organizations such as WHO, UNICEF, GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccine Initiative), and BMGF
(Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) attended the 15th Annual DCVMN Meeting.
Present on the occasion were Secretary Health KP Mushtaq Jadoon, DC Peshawar Riaz Mehsud, EOC Coordinator Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Muhammad Akbar Khan, EOC Coordinator National EOC Dr Safdar Rana, DHOs of trier one high risk districts and representatives of health department, UNICEF, WHO and BMGF
In past, Pakistan successfully achieved set indicators and loan was converted into grant with BMGF
paying the IDA.
Officials from FATA Secretariat, Emergency Operation Centre, representatives of UNICEF, WHO and BMGF
were also present on the launching ceremony.
EOC Coordinator Muhammad Akbar Khan, Polio Team Leader KP/FATA Muhammad Johar Khan, Technical Focal Person BMGF
On this occasion the UAE PAP team that supports the EOC was present along with UAE PAP representative from GHQ LT COL, Amanat Ali as well as Technical Focal Person BMGF
Taimur Shah, senior representatives of UNICEF, WHO, BMGF
, UPEP, National Coordinator EOC Rana Safdar, representatives of GHQ and headquarter 11 Corps, police, PPHI were present on the occasion.
That portfolio includes the substantial contribution made by the BMGF
to the Cities Alliance for Land, Services & Citizenship Programme, as well as contributions for numerous other projects on themes including municipal governance, solid waste, slum dwellers/voice of the poor, inclusive cities, and data in slums.
Representatives of UNICEF, WHO, BMGF
and officials of health department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were also present.