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  1. HIV/AIDS and teacher absenteeism: implications for attainment of quality education in Uganda

    This powerpoint presents a qualitative study carried out in the districts of Bushenyi (rural without civil conflict), Katakwi (rural and affected by armed conflict) and Kampala (urban). It looks at the nature and magnitude of teachers’ absenteeism and the extent to which HIV/AIDS has escalated it and assesses the impact of HIV/AIDS-based teachers’ absenteeism on the attainment of the quality of education. The study also proposes functional solutions to address the causes and effects of teachers absenteeism with specific emphasis on HIV/AIDS-based absenteeism.

  2. Policy for HIV/AIDS at the workplace

    The employer is concerned about HIV and AIDS situation and this policy in line with the main objectives of the health, safety and environment policy aims to ensure that employees have sufficient awareness of the causes, prevention and consequences of the disease in order to adequately protect themselves, their family members and others.

  3. An investigation of graduate competency for managing HIV/AIDS in the workplace

    The purpose of the study summarised in this document was to understand the needs and expectations of employers with respect to graduate competencies, particularly in relation to addressing the demands of HIV/AIDS within the workplace, and the responsiveness of the higher education subsector with regard to meeting these needs and expectations.

  4. Namibia public service sector report on HIV and AIDS impact assessment

    The Namibian Government is committed to provide services to the citizens of Namibia. Apart from the sector’s responsibility to deliver services by maintaining a healthy and productive workforce, the Government needs to sustain current practices, develop innovative approaches to future challenges, and maintain an institutional memory that sustains the employees and the services rendered to the population of Namibia. HIV and AIDS is one of the factors that impact on the ability of the Public Sector to deliver services. …

  5. Voices of HIV and AIDS-affected educators: How they are psychosocially affected and how REds enabled their resilience

    The aim of this article is to hear the voices of HIV- and AIDS-affected educators regarding their experiences of the psychosocial effect that the HIV and AIDS pandemic has on them as well as to voice their experiences of how Resilient Educators (REds), a support programme to enable educators affected by HIV and AIDS towards resilience, enabled them. A qualitative study was undertaken with 100 affected educators from different provinces in South Africa. Open-ended questionnaires were used to collect data prior to and after exposure to REds. …

  6. Code of good practice on key aspects of HIV/AIDS and employment. Department of Labour, Employment Equity Act, Act No. 55 of 1998

    The Code’s primary objective is to set out guidelines for employers and trade unions to implement so as to ensure individuals with HIV infection are not unfairly discriminated against in the workplace. This includes provisions regarding: creating a non-discriminatory work environment; dealing with HIV testing, confidentiality and disclosure; providing equitable employee benefits; dealing with dismissals; and managing grievance procedures.

  7. Politique nationale de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA-IST, la tuberculose et le paludisme en milieu de travail

    La mise en oeuvre de la politique nationale s’appuie sur des axes prioritaires d’intervention, d’un cadre juridique et institutionnel de la lutte contre le VIH/sida-IST, la tuberculose et le paludisme dans le monde du travail. …

  8. Politique nationale de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA en milieu de travail en Côte d'Ivoire

    Ce document de politique nationale de lutte conte le VIH/SIDA met en oeuvre le plan stratégique national 2006 – 2010 en orientant, mieux organisant et harmonisant les activités de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA dans le monde du travail. Le but est de mieux protéger les travailleurs contre le VIH et de faire bénéficier ceux déjà infectés d’un environnement professionnel non discriminant et non stigmatisant et d’une qualité de vie améliorée.

  9. 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. …

  10. Lei nº 5/2002 de 5 de Fevereiro

    A presente Lei estabelece os princípios gerais visando garantir que todos os trabalhadores e candidatos a emprego não sejam discriminados nos locais de trabalho ou quando se candidatam a emprego, por serem suspeitos ou portadores do HIV/SIDA. A presente Lei aplica-se, sem qualquer discriminação, a todos os trabalhadores e candidatos a emprego, na Administração Pública e outros sectores públicos ou privados, incluindo os trabalhadores domésticos.

  11. 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). …

  12. 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. …

  13. The role of the education sector in providing care and support for orphans and vulnerable children in Lesotho and Swaziland

    The propose of the study was to probe in greater depth, and within the more systematic frame of a research methodology, the dynamics of two current initiatives aiming to provide support to vulnerable children in both Lesotho and Swaziland. Each of the four interventions had within their programme designs a main emphasis on enabling school enrolment and sustaining school attendance. At the same time, the interventions looked to support the more comprehensive needs of vulnerable children and, by doing so, to enhance their overall life situation. …

  14. 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. …

  15. 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.

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