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  1. HIV/AIDS in the workplace: a case study from higher education

    Purpose – This paper seeks to highlight the nature and possible effect of the South African higher education (HE) sector’s human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) workplace programmes response and progress. Design/methodology/approach – A discourse approach is employed within the contextualization of the role of the South African higher education institution (HEI) in addressing the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Findings – The focus of wellness is rapidly becoming part of any corporate landscape and institutions of HE are an integral part of this landscape. …

  2. Servicios de Pruebas de VIH con Orientación Brindados por el Sector Privado de Salud en Guatemala: Resultados de un Sondeo Rápido

    Estudio acerca de pruebas voluntarias con orientación en el sector de salud privada en tres ciudades de Guatemala (Guatemala, Quetzaltenango e Izabal), a fin de integrarlos a la respuesta nacional al VIH/SIDA que hasta 2008 abarcaba solo la salud pública y las ONG, y no se contaba con información de las labores del sector privado. Se detectaron problemas de desconocimiento de las políticas nacionales respecto al VIH/SIDA, falta de seguimiento de los casos y ausencia de coordinación entre médicos y químicos biólogos.

  3. AIDS is everybody's business. Partnerships with the private sector: a collection of case studies from UNAIDS

    This brief collection of case studies illustrating how the UNAIDS secretariat and its 10 cosponsors are collaborating to bring private sector leadership to the foreground in the global response to HIV. Businesses, from the largest global corporations to micro enterprises, private sector associations and coalitions, corporate and private philanthropies, labour unions and employers' associations are recognizing the need to lend their resources and expertise to the AIDS response. …

  4. HIV, growth, poverty and inequality in sub-Saharan Africa

    The downstream impacts of AIDS on individuals and households are well understood and documented. The economic impacts of AIDS are proportionately greater for poor. The economic impact at higher levels of aggregation (such as on the gross national income (GNI) is less well understood, being inferred from modelling work rather than empirical measurement, but is thought to be important in the long run, particularly in high prevalence countries, such as in southern Africa. Evidence of the upstream effects of poverty and social deprivation on HIV infection is rather mixed. …

  5. Implementing reproductive health services in an era of health sector reform

    Reproductive health initiatives and health sector reform share the goals of equity and quality. This paper reviews evidence that addresses the question of complimentarily of reproductive health initiatives and sector reform. The issues discusses are: decentralization, integration essential services packages, making better use of existing programme capacity, role of public and private providers, broadening health care financing, and sector-wide assistance programme.

  6. The impact of AIDS

    The HIV/AIDS epidemic is one of the major development challenges facing the developing countries today. HIV/AIDS is directly threatening the achievement of the eight Millennium Development Goals set by the international community in September 2000. …

  7. Getting down to Business: expanding the private commercial sector's role in meeting reproductive health needs

    This study examines how developing countries, governments and international donors can stimulate private sector involvement in the reproductive health arena, with a particular emphasis on improving the availability of commodities such as contraceptives, drugs for treatment of Sexual Transmitted Infections, and nutritional supplements. The report aims to help policy makers in both developing and donor countries better understand the crucial role of private business in expanding access to reproductive health care.

  8. HIV/AIDS and the workplace: forging innovative business responses

    With the rising prevalence of HIV/AIDS, the business community is increasingly concerned about the impact of the disease on their enterprises. Establishing an HIV/AIDS policy and programme at the workplace is therefore a cost-effective intervention that can help reduce the spread and impact of the disease. This publication provides information on how to set up a such programme.

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