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Mechai Viravaidya:
How Mr. Condom made Thailand a better place

TEDxChange · 13:50 · Filmed Sep 2010
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Mechai Viravaidya: How Mr. Condom made Thailand a better place
13:50 · Filmed September 2010 at TEDxChange · Subtitles available in 31 languages

Thailand's "Mr. Condom," Mechai Viravaidya, walks us through the country's bold plan to raise its standard of living, starting in the 1970s. First step: population control. And that means a lot of frank, funny — and very effective — talk about condoms. (Filmed at TEDxChange.)

Public health expert
Since 1974, Mechai Viravaidya has been creating and running innovative family planning and poverty reduction programs throughout Southeast Asia. Full bio
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