Source: Financial Times
Interesting story out of African and how doctors and the government are trying to stem the transmission of AIDS and a myriad of sexual transmitted diseases. People please let me know if you guys think is justifable due to the extreme amount of cases in Africa. Read below:
Thousands of people in Africa will be paid to avoid unsafe sex, under a groundbreaking World Bank-backed experiment aimed at halting the spread of Aids.
The designers of the Tanzanian programme believe that payments of $45 when combined with careful counselling could play an important role in reducing HIV infection, especially for vulnerable young women.
“Conditional cash transfers” have already been used in Latin America to motivate poor parents to attend health clinics, and have their children vaccinated and schooled. Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, last year unveiled a project to boost school attendance.
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