Citing Abuse of Assistance Program, Malawian Government Suspends Extra Monthly Payments to HIV-Positive Civil Employees
October 15, 2008
As a result of "gross abuse" of a program aimed at assisting HIV-positive government employees, a Malawi government official on Saturday announced that the country will suspend extra monthly payments to such workers, AFP/Yahoo! News reports (AFP/Yahoo! News, 10/11). Instead, civil servants who previously used the monthly $35 payment to purchase more food will be given a food handout. The new policy is part of a government review of its HIV policy and how best to fund it, BBC News reports (BBC News, 10/13).
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