New Delhi: The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Friday met Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates in New Delhi.
In his report on his visit, Mr. Gates noted that he had spent the week in India learning about innovative work in health, climate change, and other vital areas. He found the country to be a dynamic and creative place, which was inspiring given the challenges that the world faces. Mr. Gates went on to describe his meeting with the Prime Minister as the highlight of his visit, citing their ongoing communication regarding the development of COVID-19 vaccines and investment in India’s health systems. The Gates Foundation has supported the production of safe, effective, and affordable vaccines in India, which have saved millions of lives during the pandemic and prevented other diseases worldwide.
He dwelled on India’s handling of the pandemic and said “in addition to producing new life saving tools, India also excels at delivering them—its public health system has delivered more than 2.2 billion doses of COVID vaccines. They created an open-source platform called