Tuesday, May 24, 2016



Cash rewards can be an effective way to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the rural areas of Africa, said researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, a research group of the World Bank and the Institute of Health Ifakara in Tanzania.

It was found that people who were paid $ 60 and told to stay free of STIs within one year were 25 percent lower prevalence of sexual infections compared to those who did not give money.

The study was effective because the participants $ 60 meant a lot, because it was a quarter of its annual revenue. However, the important thing is to assess whether the money really be successful in curbing the sexual infections, and whether it will successfully promote a sexual health among Africans. The results showed that gives incentives was the best deal in curbing the increasing sexual disease. Health Department introduced a program of transfer of money the citizens of Africa and incentives handed those persons who are able to keep himself free from sexual diseases.

Rewarding STI control in Tanzania, conducted 12 month study, which included 2399 people aged 18 to 30 from 10 villages. The age group is particularly vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections. Each was randomly grouped into low payment, high payment and no payment group. Candidates in the group with low pay can reach up to $ 10 after 4 months and $ 30 dollars after a year if they lack, while others can get up to $ 60 for a year in high payment group.

The participants were tested with STI in the beginning and then every 4 months for the next year to determine whether they were in favor Giving cash STI Preventiontouched with gonorrhea, chlamydia or syphilis.
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