World AIDS Day: 1 Dec 2007

1 December 2007 is World AIDS Day.   This page provides news and reports on how the private sector is addressing - or failing to address - the AIDS crisis.  We will keep this page updated regularly through World AIDS Day.  See the HIV/AIDS section of our website for further material.

- [PDF] AIDS and the private sector: The case of South Africa, Melissa Davis, Fiona Samuels and Kent Buse, Overseas Development Institute, December 2007

- Stop discriminating against people living with aids, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, 04 Dec 2007

- Support prevention effort, Vete urges, The Fiji Times, 4 Dec 2007

- R&D Pharmaceutical Industry Intensifies Efforts To Address HIV/AIDS Threat, Including Resistance & Pediatric Needs, Medical News Today [UK], 4 Dec 2007 

- Private sector renews commitment to fight AIDS, Ingrid Brown, The Jamaica Observer, 4 Dec 2007

- Researcher launches Aids policy, The Daily Times [Malawi], 4 Dec 2007

- "Major Shift" in AIDS Response; Coalition Demands Human Rights Protections in HIV Efforts, Open Society Institute, 2 Dec 2007

- World AIDS Day 2007, National Basketball Association [USA], 01 Dec 2007

- Guyana: Scope to tackle HIV at work being widened, Stabroek News, 1 Dec 2007

- The business world mobilised in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Destination Sante, 30 Nov 2007

- World AIDS Day Kenya: Many Firms Still Ignoring the Bottom Line on HIV, Kwamboka Oyaro, Inter Press Service, 30 Nov 2007

- Barrick Marks World AIDS Day with New Clinics in PNG and Tanzania, Barrick Gold Corporation, 30 Nov 2007

- Companies Urged to Participate in HIV/AIDS Programme, Jamaica Information Service, 30 Nov 2007

- Private Sector Engagement in HIV/AIDS: What will it take? B-Span [World Bank], 29 Nov 2007

- (PRODUCT)RED Hits US$ 50 Million Contribution Milestone, UN Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, 29 Nov 2007

- Travel and Tourism Companies can Play Important Role in Fight Against HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria - GBC spearheading effort to assemble and coordinate industry response, Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria, 29 Nov 2007

- BD [medical technology company] Renews Commitment to AIDS Vaccine Research, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, 29 Nov 2007

- Namibia: AIDS Programmes Should Focus on Human Rights, The Namibian, 29 Nov 2007

- "OraSure Technologies Supports Global and Domestic Rapid HIV Testing Initiatives for World AIDS Day", OraSure Technologie, 29 Nov 2007

- "Belize endorses workplace policy on HIV/AIDS", Caribbean Net News, 29 Nov 2007

- "Digicel Marks World AIDS Day With Launch of Free Information Service; Customers Across the Caribbean Can Now Receive Local HIV/AIDS Referral Services and Information via Text Message", 28 Nov 2007

- Kenya: "Chief executives undergo HIV test", Elizabeth Mwai, The Standard, 27 Nov 2007

- "Pharmaceutical industry is undermining its own future as millions of poor people denied access to medicines",  Oxfam, 27 Nov 2007

- "Financial Times Examines 'Groundbreaking' Project Between Ugandan, Indian Pharmaceutical Companies", Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Reports, 26 Nov 2007

- "Jamaica: Figueroa calls on the church [and private sector] to step up fight against HIV/AIDS", Taneisha Lewis, Jamaica Observer, 24 Nov 2007

- "Standard Chartered launches partnership programme to educate one million people about HIV/AIDS across the world - Virgin Group signs up as a global partner to educate its workforce of 50,000", Standard Chartered, 23 Nov 2007

- "Global Campaign Vows to Fight MNC Drug Monopoly", Marwaan Macan-Markar, Inter Press Service, 26 Nov 2007

- "Barbados: Delays [in workplace HIV/AIDS programmes] Cannot Be Tolerated", Nicholas Cox, Barbados Advocate, 23 Nov 2007

- "Africa: ARVs Manufacturing Companies Urged to Establish Production Plants in Continent", Times of Zambia, 23 Nov 2007

- "Zimbabwe: Workplace AIDS programmes feel the pinch", Plus News, 22 Nov 2007

- "Cambodian Red Cross Calls For Tolerance For Workers With HIV/AIDS", Bernama, 22 Nov 2007

- "Coca-Cola Teaches African Teens About AIDS", U.S. Information Service, 20 Nov 2007

- "Electricity Company of Ghana Workers Get Hiv/Aids Policy Document",, 20 Nov 2007

- "Zimbabwe: Swedish Aid to Fight Workplace HIV/Aids", Jennifer Dube, Zimbabwe Standard, 18 Nov 2007

- "Swaziland: Business and labour fight AIDS together", PlusNews, 16 Nov 2007

- "AIDS Groups File Complaint Over Merck AIDS Drug Access in South Africa", FDA News, 15 Nov 2007

- Ghana Water Company Launches HIV/TB Workplace Policy, Modern Ghana, 10 Nov 2007

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29 November 2007

Barrick Marks World AIDS Day with New Clinics in PNG and Tanzania

Author: Barrick Gold Corporation

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3 December 2007

Support prevention effort, Vete urges [Fiji]

Author: The Fiji Times

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4 December 2007

R&D Pharmaceutical Industry Intensifies Efforts To Address HIV/AIDS Threat, Including Resistance & Pediatric Needs

Author: Medical News Today [UK]

On the important occasion of World AIDS Day on 1 December 2007, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations has underlined the research-based pharmaceutical industry's commitment to address HIV/AIDS. The industry's...

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4 December 2007

Researcher launches Aids policy [Malawi]

Author: The Daily Times [Malawi]

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