Vaccine Heroes’ Award:Sheikh Hasina receives vaccine hero Puskar.Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, was awarded the ‘Vaccine Hero’ award in recognition of her outstanding achievement in vaccinating the country for its role in eradicating polio, cholera and various ailments.
The award was presented to Sheikh Hasina (Bangladesh PM) at a UN headquarters in New York during the 74th session of the UN General Assembly on Monday.
Global Award for Vaccination and Immunizations (GAVI) Board Chairman Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iwala presents the award. Then dedicated it to the people of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister of the country.
The Prime Minister simultaneously urged the countrymen to continue the immunization program which will keep their children healthy.
Hasina said the country has been released from polio, cholera and various infectious diseases. “We have received all the support from GAVI,” he said.
“We are committed to preventing disease under universal health coverage with the support of the international community,” Sheikh Hasina said.