Girindre Beeharry is the Director of the India Country office, overseeing the Gates Foundation’s global health and development activities in India.
Girindre previously served as Director of Global Health Strategy at the Gates Foundation where he provided guidance on strategic direction, portfolio optimization, measurement, learning and evaluation for the Global Health Program. He led the Foundation’s strategy development for engagement with India. He also worked on developing access strategies for product development partnerships and on accelerating access to new malaria drugs. Until recently, he was the Foundation representative on the Board of UNITAID.
Prior to joining the foundation in 2005, he worked as Business Development Leader for immunization at Becton, Dickinson, and Co. Girindre also worked as a Senior Health Economist in the Latin America and Caribbean Region at the World Bank from 1997 to 2002. From 1994 to 1997, Girindre consulted on a number of World Bank education projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.Girindre read Economics at the universities of Paris-Sorbonne and Oxford. He speaks Mauritian Creole, French, English, Spanish and a smattering of Portuguese and Hindi.
March 10, 2014 / Girindre Beeharry, Dr. K. VijayRaghavan
As we enter 2014, momentum is building to ensure that all people have access to safe, affordable sanitation. Now is the time to harness- and hasten-this momentum. That’s why we’re holding the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India later this month.
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October 02, 2013 / Girindre Beeharry, Carl Hensman
If you are not immersed in the issues facing global sanitation, you should be.
August 27, 2013 / Girindre Beeharry, Steven Buchsbaum, Gary Darmstadt
A new initiative in India seeks ideas to improve the lives of undernourished women and children.
August 26, 2013 / Girindre Beeharry
India’s malnutrition cases occur more consistently in homes without a toilet. Children who practice open defecation are at a much higher risk of infections, especially diarrhea that drains the body of its nutrients.
February 12, 2013 / Girindre Beeharry, Mariam Claeson, Usha Kiran Tarigopula, Alkesh Wadhwani
With the conclusion of the three day Summit for Child Survival in India (Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu) we completed a major milestone for child survival in India – and globally.
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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