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Children WIth HIV to Get Tajik State Benefit

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

    

 

From the start of next year, children born with HIV in Tajikistan will receive a monthly benefit payment of 230 somonis, about 50 US dollars.

There are 41 children registered with healthcare authorities who will qualify for the payment.

Experts are concerned that parents are unwilling to come forward to claim benefits as their own HIV status as well as that of their children could become public knowledge and lead to discrimination.
 

The audio programme, in Russian and Tajik, went out on national radio stations in Tajikistan, as part of IWPR project work funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

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