On June 6, 2006, Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and the richest man in the world, announced that he would reduce his work at Microsoft and devote more time to a charity fund, which he co-founded with his wife Melinda.
Ten days later, Warren Buffett, the second richest man in the world, publicly announced that he was transferring his fortune to the Bill Gates and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is primarily dedicated to improving world health.
The world’s largest charitable foundation had its bases and doubled to more than $ 60 billion.
Why are the richest people in the world so passionate for a reason?
One of the reasons for their dedication and charity was that they were sad to learn that 3 million children died of diseases that could be completely prevented. In addition, they share their concerns about inequality among people living in different parts of the world.
Bill and Melinda Gates have gained global health.
Why should I care about global health?
First, health is a shared experience for all people.
No matter what social, economic or cultural differences we may have, what distinguishes us from each other. Everyone knows how to be sick or take care of family members or friends who are sick or injured and mourn the loss of the person we love. This is common among us. This should inspire us with compassion.
Second, Bill and Melinda Gates, as well as doctor, activist and anthropologist Paul Farmer make it clear that people have a fundamental right to health. Water, shelter and food are human needs. If good health is a human need, and millions of people around the world do not have access to basic medical care because of where they were born, how much money their family earns or other circumstances that may be beyond their control.
If health is a human right, regardless of the conditions that make them vulnerable to disability, illness or premature death, people should have access to basic medical care and prevention of preventable diseases.
Finally, globalization is constantly changing our economic and social structure, as well as the way we perceive health. Our health and well-being are connected with everyone else. Our personal medical practices, such as eating nutritious foods, washing your hands frequently, exercising, and getting vaccinated, can keep you, your family and your colleagues healthy.
The world is becoming more interconnected. Modern transport allows infectious diseases to cross our borders. Proper sanitation and compliance with environmental laws designed to ensure the safety of our food are vital to our health and well-being.
That we are more educated and informed
How well we respond to security threats and infectious diseases, the healthier we become. Examine your values and think about what decisions you can make to affect the lives of others. Think about how you can participate more in creating solutions to your healthproblems.