Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, remarked that India has built a world-leading innovation strategy that guarantees solutions reach those in need. He noted that India provides hope for the future and has demonstrated that it is capable of resolving large problems simultaneously, even when the globe is suffering several crises.
Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and co-chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, noted in his journal “Gates Notes” that India gives hope for the future and has demonstrated its ability to tackle complex problems simultaneously.
Bill Gates stated on his blog that he believes the world is capable of achieving progress on numerous huge problems simultaneously, even during times of multiple crises, if the proper technologies and delivery channels are implemented. Often, he would hear something along the lines of “There is not enough time or money to handle both problems simultaneously.”
Yet, India invalidated every single answer. “There is no greater proof than India’s tremendous success,” Gates said on his blog.
“I have faith in India’s overall destiny. Because the country is on track to surpass China in terms of population, the majority of its problems cannot be resolved without a comprehensive approach. Yet, India has demonstrated its ability to overcome tremendous barriers. The country lowered the spread of HIV, eradicated polio, reduced poverty, decreased infant mortality, and enhanced access to financial and sanitary services “he added.
The co-founder of Microsoft also stated that India has developed a model for innovation that ensures those in need of solutions obtain them. Since the vaccination that protects against the virus that usually causes deadly cases of diarrhoea was too expensive to provide to every child, India decided to develop its own.
The Gates Foundation and other funders partnered with India to build vaccine manufacturing facilities and establish broad distribution networks. According to Gates, these inexpensive rotavirus vaccinations are already being utilised in other countries around the world, with 83 percent of one-year-olds receiving them by 2021.
In discussing its funding of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in Pusa, India, Gates stated: “One of the reasons why problems such as climate change, poverty, and health appear insurmountable is that we lack the necessary resources to address them. I am optimistic, however, that we will in the near future, due in part to IARI researchers and other innovators.”
Gates also announced in his blog that he will visit India the following week to observe the activities of inventors and entrepreneurs.