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 Good Practice Note is an
introduction to the issue of HIV/AIDS in the workplace, and
is targeted at the private sector in developing countries.
As part of the International... Show More + Finance Corporation's
(IFC) ongoing commitment to sustainable development, the
Note seeks to provide companies with practical guidance, and
a range of options, based on corporate experiences, for
designing, and implementing prevention, and care programs in
support of employees. The key is to find the most affordable
solution to fit a company's particular needs. With this
in mind, studies have been undertaken to explore the costs,
and benefits associated with business action on HIV/AIDS.
Before embarking on any program, there are three initial
steps a company should take: a) define the nature of the
problem, and the company's level of risk with respect
to HIV/AIDS; b) identify ongoing initiatives, resources and
stakeholders in the wider area of operations; and, c) adopt
a collaborative approach to devising an HIV/AIDS strategy,
based on the building of partnerships, and the integration
of key action areas and stakeholder groups. Show Less -