Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Provides $7.5 Million for Flood Affectees

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Provides $7.5 Million for Flood Affectees

The Bill and Melinda Foundation has announced approximately US$7.5 million in humanitarian assistance for the flood-affected people of Sindh and Balochistan.

The Foundation has also repurposed its current grants to augment the government’s rescues and relief operations.

In a letter addressed to Ambassador Masood Khan, President Global Development of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Mr. Chirstopher Elias conveyed that the Polio program of the Foundation would also support 12,00 health camps. Being run by Agha Khan University in the worst-flood-affected districts.

Furthermore, the Foundation would put more support towards three maternity hospitals. Dealing with the largest burden of displaced women-to expand midwifery care, and intrapartum services, the letter said.

Mr. Elias informed the Ambassador the Foundation has an active US$4 million grant. For the poor that are getting food subsidies and emergency cash transfers in flood-affected areas.

On behalf of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he expressed deepest sympathies over the losses due to the unprecedented flood.

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