Social protection and cash transfers to strengthen families affected by HIV and AIDS

Michelle Adato and Lucy Bassett International Food Policy Research Institute, 2012; Research Monograph Download publication

How can cash transfer and other social protection programmes be designed to address the needs of families in regions hard hit by HIV and AIDS? 

This book looks at the role of cash transfers as a strategy for reducing the poverty-related drivers of HIV transmission. The urgency of cash assistance for food purchases is underscored by emerging evidence that better nutrition can slow AIDS disease progression.

The book features chapters on:

  • policy options related to conditional versus non-conditional cash transfers
  • cash transfers as they relate to education, health, food and nutrition
  • complementary approaches such as legal and psychosocial services, adult education and awareness programmes, work and microcredit.

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