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TEDxChange - Mechai Viravaidya - Using Condoms to Fight Poverty

Mechai Viravaidya is the Founder and Chairman of the Population and Community Development Association and is a widely acclaimed leader in the fields of public health, education and community development. Since 1974, he has worked to initiate community-based family planning services and groundbreaking HIV/AIDS prevention activities throughout Southeast Asia. In this animated take on his talk from TEDxChange, Mechai Viravaidya talks about his creative approach to promoting family planning and condom use in Thailand. To end poverty and save the lives of women and children, he tried everything from condom blowing competitions to a "cops and rubbers" campaign--all to great success. Thailand has reduced HIV transmission rates by 90 percent. Learn more at In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. Video created by and provided courtesy of TEDxMadrid and BBVA Banca para Todos.
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