◎財団年次書簡で貧者撲滅に目標と計測強調  ビル・ゲイツ氏


2013/1/31 15:00

◎財団年次書簡で貧者撲滅に目標と計測強調  ビル・ゲイツ氏

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共同JBN 0106 (2013.1.31)



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書簡は2013年の財団のほかの主要な優先目標を概説している。その中にはポリオ撲滅支援、子供の死亡数を減らすこと、避妊具利用増、米国での教育改善などが含まれる。ゲイツ氏はまた、第2回Gates Vaccine Innovation Awardの受賞者(http://www.gatesfoundation.org/vaccines/Pages/vaccine-innovation-award.aspx)を発表した。受賞したのはアフリカのマラウィで妊婦と子供の健康管理に奉仕する活動VillageReach(http://villagereach.org)のフィールドオフィサーであるマルガリーダ・マットシンヘ氏の革新的業績。同氏は子供たちが予防注射を受けられない障害を除去することで、ワクチン手配システムの改善のため働いた。






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Bill Gates Emphasizes Power of Goals and Measurement as Keys to Tackling Extreme Poverty


SEATTLE, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRN=KYODO JBN/ --

        Fifth annual letter highlights successes from education in the

         United States to prenatal health care in Ethiopia, outlines

        vision for improving lives of the poor for the next 15 years

In his fifth annual letter (http://www.billsletter.org/), Bill Gates, co-chair

of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, highlights how setting clear goals and

accurate measurement are key to improving the lives of poor people around the


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"I know, it's not the sexiest of themes, but the proof of its impact is

undeniable," Gates wrote. "The lives of the poorest have improved more rapidly

in the last 15 years than ever before."

The letter describes remarkable progress from schools in the United States to

health care in Ethiopia and makes the case that continued investments in these

efforts have made a measurable difference for millions of the world's poorest

people. A core reason was the world's commitment to setting clear goals and

identifying the right measures to drive progress towards those goals.  

This is particularly true in the case of foreign aid. "Historically, aid was

largely discussed in terms of the total amount of money invested. Now that

we're more precisely measuring indicators like child mortality, people are able

to see the impact aid has in stark terms―that it's the difference between

putting people on AIDS treatment or letting them die," Gates states in the


He goes on to emphasize the importance of this, given tight budgets around the

world. "Not only do clear goals and measures allow governments to spend their

aid money more efficiently, it builds the political will to continue funding

aid programs by proving how successful they are. It's not just about

governments giving other governments taxpayer money; it's about one community

helping another raise itself out of poverty."  

Gates emphasizes the importance of the United Nations' Millennium Development

Goals (MDGs) as an example of how the world is capable of achieving really big

things when we come around a clear goal and develop the measurements to gauge

progress. The MDGs are a set of eight specific goals that are an unprecedented

global effort to meet the needs of the world's poorest by 2015. "While we won't

reach all of the goals, the progress we've made toward each is staggering,"

said Gates. "The MDG target of reducing extreme poverty by half has been

reached ahead of the deadline, as has the goal of halving the proportion of

people who lack access to safe drinking water."  

As the world looks ahead, Gates has encouraged others to submit their ideas for

how to improve the world for the next generation by sharing their hopes for

2030 (https://www.facebook.com/billmelindagatesfoundation/app_318381521600692

). He hopes to spur a global conversation about effective development and how

the world should best come together to achieve further progress for the world's

poorest people.

The letter outlines other key priorities for the foundation in 2013, including

helping to eradicate polio, reducing the number of child deaths, increasing

access to contraceptives, and improving education in the United States. Gates

also announced the second Gates Vaccine Innovation Award winner

(http://www.gatesfoundation.org/vaccines/Pages/vaccine-innovation-award.aspx ),

praising the innovative work of Margarida Matsinhe, a field officer for

VillageReach (http://villagereach.org/ ), who has been instrumental in

overhauling the vaccine logistics system by removing obstacles that prevent

children from getting immunized.

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