The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation spent almost $250 million in 2016 with the aim to improve the health, education and livelihood of the Nigerians.
Mairo Mandara, a representative explained clearly that the investment is not bound to any amount. It totally depends on the need and improvement. She further added that “Five years hence, we spent $35 million, but in the year 2016 we spent $250 million. It is just because of the increase in demand.”
“We partner with the government in ensuring that our aim reaches the goal. The government plays a very vital role here and hence what they put is very much important.”
She addressed the public in the annual letter 2017 written by Gates Foundation. She highlighted the various important aspects of the investment even during the time of hardship and loss.
The Foundation saved nearly 125 million lives of children since 1990 and thus experiencing the fastest ever growth throughout the world.
The Foundation helped increase the mortality in children under five caused by malaria, pneumonia and diarrheal. It witnessed a whopping 49% reduction in mortality under five since 1990. There is also increase in children taking vaccination against tetanus, hepatitis B, HIV, and diphtheria.
The people also witnessed that there was easy access to the various information about the health and reproductive methods. The women of today’s generation have also improved if we look a decade back.
Ms. Mandara urged wealthy Nigeria and to lend their hands helping the cause of humanity and shortening the poverty gap.
Mr. Gated has started a program called “The Giving Pledge”. Here, he convinces his wealthy friends to spend their money upon their death to the cause of the nation. It will lead to speed up to the process of getting healthy, wealthy and educated Nigeria.