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Girindre Beeharry

Title Director of Strategy, Global Health
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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.


Posts By Girindre Beeharry

Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India - Solutions for India and the World

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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Reinventing the Toilet in India

If you are not immersed in the issues facing global sanitation, you should be.

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Grand Challenges India: Achieving Healthy Growth Through Agriculture and Nutrition

A new initiative in India seeks ideas to improve the lives of undernourished women and children.

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How Clean Toilets Can Help Improve the Health of Undernourished Children in India

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.

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India's Call to Action (Summit) for Child Survival

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.

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