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  1. International HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Programme SHARE: Strategic HIV/AIDS responses by enterprises. Final evaluation Nepal

    Nepal is considered a low prevalence country. Prevention efforts have focused on sub-populations who are more vulnerable than the general population, including migrant workers. Nepal has faced continuous political strife, including armed conflict in the recent past. The economy has slowed down as a result. Nepal was one of the countries chosen to be part of the International HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Programme supported by the US Department of Labor (USDOL) and implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO). …

  2. Southern African Development Community (SADC) code on HIV/AIDS and employment

    In 1994 a process was started by a group of NGO’s and trade unions in South Africa and Zimbabwe to try and persuade SADC to develop a regional “Code of Best Practice around AIDS and Employment”. In 1997 the Code that is reprinted in this pamphlet was adopted by the SADC Council. It is now an official policy of the region and it is recommended that SADC’s 14 member states find ways to incorporate the Code’s provisions into legislation. The SADC region is severely affected by the AIDS epidemic. …

  3. Cross-sectional study assessing HIV related knowledge, attitudes and behavior in Namibian public sector employees in capital and regional settings

    The study objective was to assess the current status of HIV knowledge, attitudes and behavior (KAB) among employees of Namibian ministries. As most HIV campaigning takes place in the capital of Windhoek, an additional aim was to compare Windhoek to four regions (Hardap, Erongo, Oshana, and Caprivi). Between January and March 2011 a cross-sectional survey was conducted in two Namibian ministries, with participants selected randomly from the workforce. Data collection was based on questionnaires. 832 participants were included in the study (51.6% male). …

  4. Report final evaluation of the public sector workplace programme sub-component within the Tanzania German programme to support health (TGPSH)

    In 2007 GIZ commissioned Health Focus, Germany, to implement the intervention "Supporting Public Sector Workplace Programmes in Tanzania" (WPP) for the planning, implementation and monitoring of workplace interventions on HIV/AIDS as part of the Tanzanian German Programme to Support Health (TGPSH). The first phase of the project was implemented from July 2007 to March 2010, the second phase from April 2010 to December 2012. The goal was to empower public servants to protect themselves from HIV infection, to know their HIV status, and to access early care and treatment if HIV positive. …

  5. Zimbabwe public service HIV and AIDS implementation strategy

    The aim of this implementation strategy is to ensure a supportive environment at all levels in the public service and guide the HIV and AIDS workplace response in the public service in Zimbabwe. The strategy provides a framework under which the public service can effectively plan, design, implement, monitor and evaluate HIV and AIDS programmes in each line ministry. This strategy applies to all members of the public service, their families, applicants for work, laid off workers, suspended workers, those in training, volunteers including interns and apprentices.

  6. Zanzibar AIDS Commission human resource management policies

    This policy shall apply to all employees of the Commission and shall be read in conjunction with other policies, circulars and instructions issued by the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar and, or from the Commission itself.

  7. A review of the impact of HIV/AIDS on education, the workforce and workplace: the African experience

    The impact of HIV/AIDS cuts across all sectors of economic activities and social life. For example it not only reduces the stock of human capital but also the capacity to maintain the required turnover of many sought after skills and trainining like engineers, doctors, teachers, artisans and others. In the educational sphere, it leads to among other things a decrease in potential clientele for education, resources and even donor support. On the workforce, its impact increases expenditure on the one hand and decreases productivity on the other. …

  8. Impact of HIV/AIDS on public sector capacity in sub-Saharan Africa: towards a framework for the protection of public sector capacity and effective response to the most affected countries

    As part of the effort to be a better understanding and appreciation of the HIV/AIDS situation in the public sector, the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), jointly undertook to conduct a field study on "The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Public Sector Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa: Towards a Framework for Protection of Public Sector Capacity and Effective Response to Most Affected Countries". …

  9. Workplace HIV and AIDS policy manual

    This document is a user-friendly, interactive resource that can be used in different ways to support the development of HIV and AIDS policies in workplaces of all sizes and in all sectors. The Policy Manual draws on international and national good practices. It was piloted in early 2006 with representatives from the member organisations of the Zambia Workplace AIDS Partnership (ZWAP) during a workplace HIV and AIDS policy workshop. The Policy Manual consists of six sections: Section One gets you started. …

  10. Guidelines for Workplace Action to Reduce HIV and AIDS

    The purpose of these Guidelines is to encourage companies and organisations to introduce workplace programmes to reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS, and to guide them in the practical steps for doing so. The Papua New Guinea Business Coalition on HIV and AIDS (BAHA) is the main organisation already working with the private sector to develop workplace policies tailored to the needs of each company. These LCCI Guidelines are intended to support the work of BAHA in two ways. …

  11. University of Cape Town policy on HIV infection and AIDS: a co-ordinated response to HIV/AIDS

    This document describes the University of Cape Town Policy on HIV infection and AIDS. It includes issues of confidentiality, employment contracts, AIDS education, staff and student interactions, benefits, leadership, and resources.

  12. Sierra Leone work place policy on HIV/AIDS action plan

    The goal of this action plan is to provide a framework that would ccontribute to the reduction of HIV/AIDS in the world of work and on its adverse consequences through the enhancement of workplace prevention, treatment and care interventions. By the end of 2012, the following objectives are to be achieved: 1. An enabling environment which promote workplace responses to HIV/AIDS would have been created; 2. Reduction in new HIV infections among Sierra Leonean workers through the promotion of workplace prevention programme to HIV/AIDS; 3. …

  13. A manual for the public service in Lesotho on HIV and AIDS

    Each and every public servant has an obligation to ensure that they inform themselves about HIV and AIDS and play a role in the national response to the pandemic. This manual provides some useful information for all government employees and, when read along with the national strategy, should provide a road map for all sectors to determine how they can effectively respond to this crisis. In addition to public servants, this manual is for all teachers as we recognise their important role in scaling up the response to HIV and AIDS and their relationship to Government structures.

  14. Sierra Leone workplace policy on HIV/AIDS

    This policy will guide the national response to HIV/AIDS in the world of work. It is a framework for action at the workplace to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS, to manage its impact and ensure the best possible outcomes for workers, employees and the nation in this context. …

  15. HIV and AIDS policy

    The Ministry of State for Public Service has put in place a national public sector workplace policy on HIV and AIDS where by every public organization is required to develop their own policies. It is in this context that the Ministry has developed this workplace policy which aims at providing guidance to the management of employees who are infected and affected by HIV and AIDS and prevention of further infections. The policy also defines the Ministry's position and practices for the comprehensive response to HIV and AIDS pandemic. …

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