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24 January 2008

World Economic Forum report highlights businesses tackling AIDS

Author: World Economic Forum

The Global Health Initiative (GHI) of the World Economic Forum today releases the first global report on Business Coalitions - Business Coalitions Tackling AIDS: A Worldwide Review - and the role they play in supporting the private sector to tackle...

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17 December 2007

Eda Ranu launches HIV workplace policy [Papua New Guinea]

Author: The National [Papua New Guinea]

…After four years of the existence of HIV/AIDS Management and Prevention Act 2003…Eda Ranu…[is] the first State-owned enterprise to have its HIV/AIDS workplace policy launched yesterday, where it committed itself to work closely with the Business...

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17 December 2007

Gambia: Bucaha Holds Forum on HIV/Aids

Author: Sheriff Janko, The Daily Observer [Gambia]

The Business Coalition Against HIV/AIDS (BUCAHA), in collaboration with the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), recently held a one-day private sector sensitisation forum on HIV/AIDS...[BUCAHA was] established in 2007...

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4 December 2007

Private sector renews commitment to fight AIDS [Jamaica]

Author: Ingrid Brown, The Jamaica Observer

The private sector last night renewed its commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS, with the head of the Jamaica Business Council on HIV/AIDS Phil Green, calling on its counterparts who have not yet signed on to the vision to do so. Green…said…many...

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2 December 2007

Poverty, conflict put people at risk of HIV/AIDS

Author: The Sunday Times [Sri Lanka]

Addressing the Sri Lanka Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS last week, [US ambassador Robert Blake]…said…“The private sector brings unparalleled skills…and valuable knowledge to reach and change opinion and behaviour of large numbers of people, employees,...

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1 December 2007

Scope to tackle HIV at work being widened [Guyana]

Author: Stabroek News [Guyana]

…several businesses have partnered with the United States Agency for International Development/ Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and Prevention (USAID/GHARP) project in a landmark struggle to promote…the workplace prevention/anti-discrimination programme....

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29 November 2007

Belize endorses workplace policy on HIV/AIDS

Author: Caribbean Net News

The Ministry of Labour has teamed up with the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, National AIDS Commission (NAC) and National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) to streamline a Work Place [HIV/AIDS] Policy…President of the BCCI, Emile Mena,...

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16 November 2007

AIDS and the Response of Business: Focusing on Areas of Comparative Advantages

Author: Chinua Akukwe, WorldPress.org [USA]

…business can do more to fight AIDS…Business can play an immediate and sustained role on issues of stable funding and the creation and maintenance of community-based responses to AIDS…Business should…finance…the scale up of viable community-based...

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16 November 2007

Swaziland: Business and labour fight AIDS together

Author: PlusNews, UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

...after a decade in which Swaziland's AIDS epidemic has devastated its workforce, labour and management are finally starting to work together to reduce the spread of the disease…This week, the country's largest… timber processor and paper pulp...

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11 September 2007

AIDS council chides business ‘apathy’ [So. Africa]

Author: Tamar Kahn, Business Day [So. Africa]

...South African National AIDS Council (Sanac) deputy chairman Mark Heywood and the health department’s head of HIV/AIDS programmes, Nomonde Xundu, have criticised big business for failing to send top-level representation to the council’s first full...

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