At the headquarters of our foundation in Seattle, each floor has a quotation etched in glass. On one of the floors is a saying attributed to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi: These words of the Mahatma have a featured place in our building because they get at something very basic about philanthropy. They remind us that any search for real purpose in life must take us outside of ourselves. Perhaps this statement resonates with me because I grew up hearing versions of it at home.
My mother and father spoke often about the importance of giving back to the community, whether through volunteer work or financial contributions. They never let us forget that our relative affluence came with a deep responsibility to assist those who had not been born so lucky. It was clear that they derived real satisfaction and a sense of belonging from their advocacy work and their "Hemendra kothari wife sexual dysfunction" to various causes.
My wife Melinda also came from a family that emphasized the value of giving back to society. So when it came time for us to think seriously about how we might want to use the resources we had been so fortunate to attain, our thoughts turned to philanthropic giving.
Almost a decade-and-a-half ago now, we began our foundation. We had come out of the worlds of business and technology, so perhaps it makes sense that our approach to giving has emphasized measurable results; the accumulation of data; and an entrepreneurial approach to identifying and addressing needs that the market had overlooked.
From the start, these tendencies have led us to place a heavy
Hemendra kothari wife sexual dysfunction on public health. So this is where our foundation has placed many of its bets—in vaccine development and distribution; in sanitation; in maternal and child-health programmes. Veteran investment banker and Chairman...
Inevitably, this work brought us to India. It
Hemendra kothari wife sexual dysfunction simply not possible to grapple meaningfully with global-health issues without addressing the challenges facing this vast nation of 1. One of these strengths is a deep-seated and growing tradition of philanthropy. There is the legacy of Jamsetji Tata, as well as the more recent example of leading philanthropists like Azim Premji, Ajay Piramal, Anu Aga, Hemendra Kothari and Rajashree Birla, most of whom have also contributed to this special edition.
This history shows what a nation can achieve when government and philanthropy work in concert against even the most formidable public-health problems. India was long considered the most difficult place to end polio. This triumph would not have been possible without the committed engagement of Indian government officials, at both the national and state levels.
The Pulse Polio Programme was an excellent example of this.
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Philanthropies such as ours were honoured to contribute to the anti-polio effort in ways that played to the unique attributes of the
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For example, our foundation was able to provide sustained support to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative GPEIand could invest in non-traditional approaches, such as electronic mapping or GPS tracking, to monitor the movements of vaccination teams.
Here too, government took the lead, with the philanthropic sector in support. As a result of a range of governmental and non-profit efforts, HIV infection rates in India have decreased by nearly half over the past decade, according to the National AIDS Control Organization, and the government of India has taken ownership of the Avahan programme, as originally planned.
One lesson to be drawn from these campaigns is that governments are without peer in their ability to generate resources at the scale necessary to defeat disease.
Philanthropies—even one as large as our own—cannot duplicate this in any sustained way. There is simply no substitute for robust government-funded health and development programmes, which is why I advocate so strongly for affluent nations to maintain and increase those programmes—and for India to boost its own health spending above its current very low level of 1.
That said, there is also a clear and distinct role for the philanthropic sector—notably, in identifying and supporting interventions that may be too speculative or uncertain for taxpayer-supported governments to pursue. In time, as those interventions become more proven, governments can increasingly apply their greater resources toward them.
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Melinda and I have made a point of visiting India regularly; our most recent visit to the country was just last month. But philanthropists—especially those based right here in India—have their own tasks ahead of them: To identify the unsolved aspects of the problem; to invest in truly innovative solutions; and to collaborate intelligently with the government in ways that derive maximum leverage from the strengths of each sector.
I have deep and growing faith in the governmental and philanthropic leadership of this country to apply that formula in ever more meaningful ways. Fri, Oct 03 Bill Gates and his wife Melinda run the Bill and
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