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jeudi, mai 15, 2008

A part ça, quoi de neuf ? 15-05-2008

  • HIV and conditional cash transfer schemes (Financial Times via Adventures of a Retired Armchair Traveler). En gros, vous évitez d'être infecté et on vous verse de l'argent. Ethiquement cette solution n'est pas sans me poser un problème.
"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 $1.8m trial – to be launched this year – will counsel 3,000 men and women aged 15-30 in southern rural Tanzania over three years, paying them on condition that periodic laboratory test results prove they have not contracted sexually transmitted infections. (...) 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."