If you had $100 billion to give away, how would you spend it?

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

Fauci would spend it on picking the "low-hanging fruit" of global health issues.

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