TT Epaper
The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
CIMA Gallary

Melinda hails health reforms

Patna, Jan. 24: Melinda Gates today appreciated the work of Anganwadi workers in the state at a one-and-a-half-hour meeting with officials of the health department.

The spouse of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who is associated with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, also held meetings with officials of the public health engineering department, Unicef and its development partners to discuss health projects being run with financial support from the foundation.

A media release from the information and public relations department said Melinda Gates hailed the governments work in the eradication of polio and kalaazar in the state.

The note said during her visit to the primary health centre at Bakhtiyarpur, Melinda appreciated the work of Anganwadi workers and praised the co-ordination between auxiliary nurse midwives and Anganwadi workers.

Melinda, during her meeting with chief minister Nitish Kumar enlightened him about the various programmes being run by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The issue of population control was also raised in the meeting.

 More stories in Bihar

  • Rush to cash in on Karpoori birthday
  • Love makes case for review
  • Star Spot
  • Rights panel lens on jails
  • Turf war to fill up MP void
  • Routine for success
  • Drive to choke public puff
  • Melinda hails health reforms
  • e-Prison smart cards for inmates
  • Details hold up VC list
  • My Take
  • Franchisee fillip to power network
  • Rajgir grandeur for Bodhgaya fest
  • Snail FIR axe on cop