National business coalitions on HIV/AIDS

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26 August 2007

Standard Chartered Bank explains why it is good business to fight HIV/AIDS

Author: Dilshani Samaraweera, Sunday Times [Sri Lanka]

The Sri Lanka Coalition on HIV/AIDS was launched on Tuesday during the 8th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP). The coalition is spearheaded by the Standard Chartered Bank as part of the bank’s ongoing programme against HIV...

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24 August 2007

Business action on HIV/Aids launched [Tanzania]

Author: Godwin Myovela, Tanzania Standard

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Office...Dr Luka Siyame [has] commended Merck Sharp and Dohme [part of Merck] for developing the Blueprint [for Business Action on HIV/AIDS] [to] help the business community to fight HIV/AIDS at their work...

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7 August 2007

Businesses Must Educate Their Workforce About HIV and Aids - Falana [Nigeria]

Author: Sola Ogundipe, Vanguard [Nigeria]

One of the ways the business community can contribute towards minimising the socio-economic costs of the HIV and Aids epidemic in Nigeria is by ensuring proper education of the workforce....[said] Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Business Coalition...

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12 July 2007

NIGERIA: Workplace policy to protect HIV-positive people is "toothless"

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

Many HIV-positive Nigerians are still losing their jobs or being denied work because of their status. Activists say a national workplace policy to protect them from stigma and discrimination, adopted over two years ago, is practically toothless..."As...

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1 June 2007

Swaziland: New HIV/AIDS support programme unveiled for truckers

Author: Reuters

[A] comprehensive set of initiatives [are] to be put in place to test, counsel and treat HIV-positive transportation workers after studies showed "truckers...have an HIV infection rate double that of the general population," Kkhosi Hlatshwayo,...

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22 May 2007

MBCA target SMEs [Malawi]

Author: Daily Times [Malawi]

Malawi Business Coalition Against HIV/Aids (MBCA) has intensified its programme of fighting the pandemic in the private sectors by targeting small and medium enterprises (SMEs). MBCA Programme Director Andrew Chikopa said...that his organisation was...

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18 May 2007

AIDS Business Coalition in the Arab Region Launched

Author: Jordan News Agency

A number of leading businesses operating across the Arab world today launched the AIDS Business Coalition in the Arab World ABCAR, on the sidelines of the WEF [World Economic Forum]. The initiative, launched by Shell EP International, Lafarge Group,...

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22 April 2007

Business to the Rescue [Papua New Guinea]

Author: The National [Papua New Guinea]

…Eleven years after the medical miracle…[of] the…“cocktail” of [HIV/AIDS] medications, very few of our people have been able to access the drugs...Some individual business[es]…were quick to get involved in...The ANZ Bank was prominent, as was timber...

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20 April 2007

More than 12,000 private sector workers "reached" by US-funded HIV/AIDS workplace programmes; GHARP, ILO/USDOL projects to be merged this year [Guyana]

Author: Stabroek News [Guyana]

More than 12,000 workers in the private sector have been sensitized to HIV/AIDS as a workplace issue through the United States-funded Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction Project (GHARP)...GHARP is currently working with 22 local private sector entities...

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4 April 2007

Ghana: PEF Adopts Treatment Acceleration Project On HIV/Aids

Author: Stephen A. Quaye-Koforidua, Ghanaian Chronicle

The Private Enterprise Foundation (PEF), an umbrella organization for the private sector...has adopted...the Treatment Acceleration Project (TAP) whereby a consortium of private companies...and other implementing partners collaborate to scale-up HIV...

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