Question: If you had $100 billion to give away, how would you spend it?
Anthony Fauci: Well again, I’d have to provincially stay within my field of which I know.
And if I had a hundred billion dollars to give away right now, I would quickly establish a strategic plan and an agenda to try and address both the low-hanging fruit of global health; things like malaria, bed nets, spraying indoors, getting drugs available, prevention of malaria in pregnant women.
I would put a full court press on AIDS prevention, both in this country [USA] and globally.
And I would try to fix some of those issues in countries that don’t have any sustainable infrastructure. I think with 100 billion dollars, you can get a lot of the countries that don’t have a sustainable infrastructure to make them a healthy nation or a healthy country or what have you, and help them to get there. So I would get a plan and start executing it immediately.
Recorded On: July 6, 2007