De Beers Response to HIV

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De Beers Response to HIV/AIDS 19 th June 2006 World Bank Group-CommDev Workshop

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HIV/Aids Workplace programs Why do we isn't that right? HIV/Aids is a business hazard as well as a risk to supportable improvement. In today's worldwide economy, an infection that has killed more than 30 million individuals is everybody's issue … and each organization's obligation.

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Country HIV Prevalence as indicated by UNAIDS

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General HIV Prevalence in RSA ESTIMATED 4.8 MILLION TO 5.5 MILLION LIVING WITH HIV IN SA

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HIV Prevalence in RSA Mines

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HIV/Aids Workplace programs PREVENTION: EDUCATION AND TRAINING, PEER EDUCATORS PREVENTION AND SERVICES: VOLUNTARY Counseling AND TESTING (VCT) HIV Negative HIV Positive Status Unknown HIV Positive Status Known DISEASE MANAGEMENT Program: INFORMATION, WELLNESS & ART

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Strategy COMMUNITY Communications Saving Lives Living with AIDS Minimizing the financial effect Stakeholder Engagement WORKPLACE HIV/AIDS STRATEGY

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Key mediations: VCT Knowledge is power Targeted VCT battles at all our mines prompted to around 80% take-up in South Africa in 2005 Service reached out to temporary workers and, where conceivable, mates and group

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Key intercessions: Treatment Clinical aptitude and exhortation Counseling support Clinical information management Treatment Model: THIRD PARTY DISEASE MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDER NETWORK OF TRAINED SERVICE PROVIDERS Including mine specialists and private professionals State or benefactor subsidized EMPLOYEES (incl resigned and saved) SPOUSES OR LIFE PARTNERS COMMUNITY (incl contractual workers) And kids in Debswana

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Key mediations: Treatment There is no cost to the representative Comprehensive program which covers wellbeing guidance, specialists' meetings, pathology, advising and bolster, prophylactic prescription to counteract entrepreneurial contaminations, for example, TB, dietary supplements, PEP and PMTCT, and hostile to retrovirals when clinically required Debswana was the main organization on the planet to give a thorough infection administration program outside of therapeutic protection De Beers was the primary mining organization in South Africa to give free against retroviral treatment to life partners and resigned and saved workers forever

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Are we having any kind of effect? Treatment Uptake: While take-up has not been as high as trusted, it is not unique from other corporate projects Relatively low quantities of aggregate HIV positive representatives enlisted however huge rate (75% in SA) of the individuals who require treatment at this moment are accepting it Research venture to examine take-up in work environment and social setting

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Are we having any kind of effect? More than 1200 individuals enrolled on the treatment projects of the three organizations (962 representatives and 259 life partners) Leading beneficial lives, procuring a living and adding to the prosperity of their families Minimizing the monetary effect on the organizations

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Way Forward Monitoring and measuring, setting determinable objectives Making HIV testing some portion of wellbeing administration and business forms Moving from concentrate on treatment enlistment to treatment consistence

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Challenges Providing administrations for contractual workers, families and group individuals (Avoiding a "Us and Them" situation) – joining Extending HIV/Aids projects to different parts of the De Beers Family of Companies where this should be possible in a capable and reasonable way Partnerships

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