Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation releases 2017 India Letter

The India Office of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today released the second edition of their letter, authored by Nachiket Mor, India Country Director of the foundation. The letter highlights progress in India’s development through investments in scientific and technological advances, as India moves forward in its endeavor to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Specifically, the letter spotlights successful interventions in sanitation, women and child development, vaccination and lymphatic filariasis, and demonstrates how thoughtful application of innovation and technology can contribute to transforming health and development outcomes.

Speaking on the launch of the second edition of the India Country Office Letter, Nachiket Mor, India Country Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said, “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is partner to the Government of India in their efforts to address inequities that affect the most vulnerable populations, so that everyone can lead healthy, productive lives. This letter demonstrates through some examples of how science and technology can advance and transform India’s health and development outcomes.” He further added, “We admire the scale and scope of the country’s ambitions related to its development and are optimistic of the country’s progress across key development indicators.”

India is applying new-age thinking and cutting-edge technologies that can contribute to progress on the most challenging issues facing the poor. As the country strives to attain the Sustainable Development Goals, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is optimistic about India’s future.

About the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

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