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1 March 2008

[PDF] full report: "Saving lives, Protecting jobs"

Author: ILO International HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Programme

This report gives an insight into the overall SHARE programme, which has now been running for five years. It includes a special focus on the experiences and achievements of the pioneer country projects in Belize, Benin, Cambodia, Ghana, Guyana, India...

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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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1 December 2007

[PDF] Workplace HIV Initiatives

Author: USAID & Constella Futures

Mobilizing a multisectoral response to HIV that involves workplaces and private companies is good for people and good for business...Beginning in 2004, the USAID-funded POLICY Project worked in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to promote HIV...

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30 November 2007

Companies Urged to Participate in HIV/AIDS Programme [Jamaica]

Author: Jamaica Information Service

Organizations are being encouraged to voluntarily join the HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Programme ahead of the passage of the Occupational, Safety, and Health (OSH) Act. T[he]...programme...is one of the measures being implemented by the Ministry of...

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24 November 2007

Figueroa calls on the church to step up fight against HIV/AIDS [Jamaica]

Author: Taneisha Lewis, Jamaica Observer

HEAD of epidemiology and AIDS at the Ministry of Health and Environment, Professor Peter Figueroa, is calling on the church and the private sector to step up their fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Speaking with reporters after the declaration of...

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11 June 2007

HIV/AIDS Policy for Jamaica's Tourism Sector Launched

Author: Jamaica Information Service

The Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCO) on June 6 launched the Tourism Sector HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy...for the sector to combat HIV/AIDS and address discrimination...TPDCO, which spearheaded the policy, has over the past four years, been...

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31 March 2007

U.N. Pact on Disabled Rights Signed

Author: Associated Press

In what the U.N. human rights chief called an unprecedented show of support to empower the physically and mentally impaired, 80 countries signed a U.N. convention enshrining the rights of the world's 650 million disabled. The United Nations held a...

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6 March 2007

U.S. State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2006: Jamaica

Author: U.S. State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

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1 December 2006

Government must account to people [Trinidad & Tobago]

Author: Lara Pickford-Gordon, Newsday [Trinidad & Tobago]

[T]he Public Services Association (PSA) said the Government and non-governmental bodies must “remain accountable to the people.” In a message for World AIDS Day, Public Services Association President Jennifer Baptiste-Primus said...[that] the process...

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28 November 2006

HIV/AIDS poses threat to investments says Cable & Wireless boss [Jamaica]

Author: Radiojamaica

...Chairman of the Jamaica Business Council on HIV/AIDS, Cable and Wireless boss, Rodney Davis, told members of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) that their plans and investments could be severely affected by the threat of HIV/AIDS.....

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