Interview with Patrick Stadler

February 15th

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Aspiring to make the world a better place, Patrick Stadler is contributing to a pioneer program helping HIV-positive pregnant women deliver healthy babies in West Africa. He spends his spare time and holidays for a non-profit organisation he helps to build up with founder SVETHA JANUMPALLI. Their program gives HIV-positive African women cash if they regularly visit health clinics and take necessary medications to ensure their children are born HIV-free. The result is profound: children born healthy and families who are less poor thanks to the cash payments.

about patrick

Patrick is a Policy Advisor on international development cooperation. Previously, he worked for the United Nations in New York.

about the Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs). CCTs are small, predictable sums of money that individuals in need can earn after meeting various education and health benchmarks such as school attendance or clinic visits. In the case of New Incentives, your donation gives poor HIV-positive women in rural West Africa small stipends on the condition that they regularly visit health clinics and take necessary medications to ensure their children are born HIV-free. The small stipend allows the women to afford food, transport and other basic services. Hence, the CCT not only prevents mother-to-child HIV transmission but also helps fight poverty. It further strengthens the position of the mother and newborn in a family setting. Their health is no longer seen as a luxury but a smart investment. Read more about

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