Monday, June 13, 2011

Malawi stops HIV cash Hand outs to civil servants

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Malawi's government has scrapped extra payments to HIV-infected civil servants, accusing some of them of spending it on prostitutes and beer. The US$35 (£21) monthly payment would be replaced with "nutrition food bags", said government official Mary Shaba. This would stop workers from using the money on prostitutes and "further spreading the virus", she added. The scheme was intend­ed to help sick workers im­prove their diet. Shaba said the scheme, introduced in 2007, had also been abused by

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