The World Bank pioneered global HIV and AIDS financing early in the emergency and remains committed to achieving Millennium Development Goal 6, to halt by 2015 and begin to reverse the spread of HIV and AIDS, through prevention, care, treatment, and mitigation services for those affected by HIV and AIDS.
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This paper analyzes the determinants of
firms decision to provide HIV/AIDS prevention activities.
Using data from 860 firms and 4,955 workers in Uganda,
Tanzania, and... Show More + Kenya, it shows that larger firms, and firms
with higher skilled workers tend to invest more in AIDS
prevention. Firms where more than 50 percent of workers are
unionized are also more likely to do more prevention
activity. Finally, these characteristics are also
significant in determining whether or not a firm carries out
pre-employment health checks of its workers. The results
shed light on the likelihood of private sector intervention
and the gaps that will require public sector assistance. Show Less -
Date: June 1, 2006
Document Type: PSD, Privatization and Industrial Policy