World philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates will collaborate with the Tahir Foundation and other Indonesian conglomerates on a special sustainable healthcare program, a senior minister said Wednesday. “The government appreciates the initiative and believes that the Gates and Tahir foundations will run it transparently and with accountability,” Coordinating People’s Welfare Minister Agung Laksono told…
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Tahir Foundation and Gates Foundation Partnership
Dato’ Sri Prof. DR. Tahir, as chairman of Tahir Foundation, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation entered into a partnership to improve the lives of the world’s poorest. The partnership commits a total of US$200 million over five years with over US$100 million from each party. 75% of this fund will be used for work in Indonesia to help with the prevention and control for diseases like AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and polio, as well as to combat infant mortality rates and support family planning issues.
The partnership with Tahir Foundation represents Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s first major private donor partnership in Indonesia and will expand the focus of its work in Indonesia.
Apart from this, many of the companies within Mayapada Group have their own corporate social responsibility programs. For instance, Mayapada Bank supports education initiatives in the form of scholarships for students of various state universities