Small African mining firms lag in fight against AIDS - IFC handbook launched to assist them

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1 December 2004

Small African Mining Firms Lagging In AIDS Fight

Author: noticias.info

Small African mining companies and contractors are lagging in their response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic hitting the continent, aid and industry officials said on Monday, reports Reuters…[A] new handbook [sponsored by the IFC] launched on Monday will be especially targeted at smaller players such as contractors. [refers to Harmony Gold, AngloGold Ashanti]

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1 December 2004

[PDF] HIV/AIDS Resource Guide for the Mining Sector

Author: International Finance Corporation

...With funding from the Canadian development agency CIDA, IFC has commissioned from Golder Associates an HIV/AIDS Resource Guide for the mining sector - a resource for developing stakeholder competency in mining communities in Southern Africa. The Guide contains 23 intervention strategies that collectively comprise a comprehensive workplace response. The Guide is an integral tool of the "IFC Against AIDS" program, which was launched in 2000 as part of IFC's commitment to sustainable development. The program helps clients understand the multiple impacts of the disease and provides guidance for corporate HIV/AIDS Action Plans. IFC's anti-AIDS approach pays special attention to a company's specific needs and resources, as well as existing corporate experiences and good practices...

[refers to Placer Dome, South Deep (joint venture Placer Dome, Western Areas), Anglo American, Harmony Gold, De Beers, Debswana (joint venture De Beers & govt. of Botswana), Anglo Platinum (part of Anglo American), Namakwa Sands (part of Anglo American), Gold Fields, Konkola Copper Mines, Anglovaal, Assmang, AngloGold (part of AngloGold Ashanti), Eskom, Namdeb (part of De Beers), FB Vending, Alfred H. Knight, P&H Minepro (P&H Mining [part of Joy Global]), Kumba Resources, Lusanga Technical, Standard Chartered, Barclays, Kagem Mining, JC Bousfield, Unilever, DaimlerChrysler]

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