Sunday, April 27, 2008

Thousands to be paid to avoid unsafe sex.

An $1.8 million test will be conducted in southern Tanzania some time this year.
3,000 men and women aged 15-30 will be receive cash payments equal to approximately one quarter of their yearly salaries, provided they do not test positive for any STD during the three year testing period.The scheme will be jointly funded by the World Bank, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Population Reference Bureau and the Spanish Impact Evaluation Fund.
It's hoped that cash incentives will work better than just telling someone not to have unsafe sex.

I guess the fear of AIDS isn't enough for some've got to bribe them with a few of the elusive spondulicks.

The study will be conducted by the Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre in Tanzania, in conjunction with researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, San Francisco and the World Bank.
I should have known two California groups would have their hands in this.

By the way; "one quarter of their yearly salaries" comes to about $45.


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