PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been conferred with the prestigious “Vaccine Hero” award in recognition of Bangladesh’s outstanding success in vaccination.

Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunisations (GAVI), a global Vaccine Alliance, conferred the award on the prime minister at a ceremony at the UN Headquarters in New York on Monday evening local time.

Receiving the award from GAVI Board Chair Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the prime minister dedicated it to the people of Bangladesh.

“The award that I received today is not of mine, the award belongs to the people of Bangladesh and I dedicated this award to them,” she said.

The prime minister simultaneously urged the countrymen to continue immunisation programme which will keep their children healthy.