Where others see only the Desert, I am always looking for the Oasis.
In this installment of my manager blog I would like to share some thoughts on the topic of vaccines, and the roles Pharmaceutical Companies and NGO’s can play in this area.
This is a topic that is very dear to my heart, as I am not only the owner and manager of Gaia-Trade, but I am also, first and foremost, the father of a beautiful 4 year-old daughter. When I look in my daughter’s eyes, I see not only her, but also all of the other girls and boys in the world, especially those who are less fortunate.
So my goal, when it comes to vaccines, on a professional and personal basis, is to provide lifesaving medicines and vaccines to all those in need, but especially to children in less developed countries.
The role NGOs and other relevant organizations can play in this area is to act as the vehicle of delivery and distribution, in cooperation with the local actors, at the destination countries. Together, we can help prevent the needless suffering of countless people of all ages – particularly the children.
I find it very inspiring to know that I can affect the well-being of others, especially while doing business. For I am not in the business of charity alone; I am a businessman. As such, I am very cognizant of my responsibilities to my employees and my family. At the same time, I find that being able to play a role in the healing and treating of others fills me passion and is as a good reason to wake up in the morning as anything else I have found.
In my capacity of businessman with a social and ethical conscience, I feel very blessed to be part of a supply chain of vaccines and life-saving medicines. I am inspired by the fact that my efforts can benefit the health of countless others. It makes me feel as if I am doing good in, and for, the world. And I can think of few areas more important than the prevention of life-threatening diseases - through the manufacturing, transportation, and distribution of vaccines.
Finally, from a business point of view, I believe this is a market that provides us not only with the chance to help others, but also with an excellent business opportunity. As such, I believe it is a win-win situation, which, for me, is the best kind.
All the best until next time,