Bill Gates to meet UP CM Akhilesh Yadav today.

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Bill gates and akhilesh yadavMay 30, Lucknow: Microsoft founder Bill Gates is all set to meet Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to discuss healthcare in the state. Gates is likely to discuss a host of healthcare programmes in the state that he intends to take up through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a charitable organization that he runs along with his wife.

Members from Gate’s foundation has met senior officials in the state last week and done the ground work for the Gates-Akhilesh meeting.

Gates is likely to present a five-point programme that his foundation plans to unveil in UP to enhance healthcare in sectors like neo-natal care, maternity, nutrition, family planning and child health.

Under the schemes Gates proposes to suggest and fund include compulsory immunization, timely and extensive care of a would-be-mother and her nutrition.

Gates is also understood to be particularly interested in taking up drives like polio eradication and other vaccinations, which are in poor state in UP.

According to the sources, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is looking to form a more productive relationship with the state government and they see a new opportunity with Akhilesh Yadav becoming the CM. The foundation is also looking to invest in women’s health and family planning.

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