As part of an ongoing series, the Wall Street Journal asked top political and business leaders how they would spend $10 billion to create solutions for some of the world’s problems. Sidney Taurel ’71, chairman of Eli Lilly & Co., expressed his wish list in an op-ed in Monday’s paper.
“I would invest half of the $10 billion in comprehensive treatment programs that could be sustained by the countries with high incidence of [malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS], and which have leaders committed to long-term solutions,” Taurel writes. “I would use the remaining half of the $10 billion to foster investment in research, and I’d leverage it as I would the treatment programs — by working to make it sustainable.”
What problem would you tackle — and how much would you spend — to make significant progress solving a global crisis? Please add your comments.Photo credit: Curt Carnemark / World Bank