By Global Business Coalition on HIV AIDS
Businesses can't forget about HIV; it's a enterprise factor tough a reaction now and influencing long run strategic making plans. HIV an infection between staff poses an important risk to operational balance and destiny profitability. This examine outlines how 3 significant businesses working in South Africa have well-known either the demanding situations HIV poses and their ethical accountability of care, and feature carried out courses to regard and deal with staff and their households.
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The results of the study indicated that, without any interventions, about 25% of Eskom’s workforce would be HIV-positive by 2003. These figures were then given to an actuarial company to measure the likely financial impact on the company. The cost was deemed to be considerable, mainly in terms of insurance benefits. Presented with such a dire forecast, Eskom’s board agreed to a much larger budget for HIV education and awareness-raising and made HIV a core strategic priority. A similar study was carried out in 1999 by the South African Medical Research ‘Eskom recognizes seriousness and implications of HIV infection andlower AIDS fi for the individual, Council (both studiesthehad union agreement).
But there is a choice of package, and Eskom contributes two thirds of the cost. Each medical aid company uses a different HIV and AIDS disease-management company to treat and care for Eskom employees who are HIV-positive. Through these disease-management companies, employees and their dependants receive a range of care and support services, including testing, vitamin supplements and immune modulators, treatment for opportunistic infections, hospitalization if necessary, and antiretroviral therapy.
There will be educational programmes, outreach into the community and care and support for children orphaned by AIDS. The Metalloys operation, located in Guateng province, has converted its redundant Kotulong hostel complex into a community support centre the Family Care Centre that aims to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV, including employees and people from the local community of Sedibeng. This community has 60% unemployment and high rates of HIV and AIDS. 4%.. Initial start-up funding came from the BHP Billiton Development Trust, and there has been support from government departments, local government and communities, nongovernmental organizations, and local and international donors.
Access to Treatment in the Private-sector Workplace: The Provision of Antiretroviral Therapy by Three Companies in South Africa (Unaids Best Practice Collection) by Global Business Coalition on HIV AIDS