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November 2019

  1. News

    Increased Access to Social Protection and HIV Services through Scaled up Workplace Programmes in Identified Sectors in Nigeria

    27 November 2019

    Through the VCT@Work Initiative the ILO contributes to the National testing targets which amongst others seeks to test 80 million Nigerians by 2020.

  2. News

    VCT@WORK in Mozambique: Multi disease testing helps

    27 November 2019

    In April 2017, the International Labour Organization, with support from the Flanders, started a programme on “Scaling up Voluntary Counselling and Testing VCT@ Work in Mozambique”. The Programme aimed at addressing the underlying causes of low testing uptake among young people, targeting specifically young women and men workers in the formal and informal economy. The intervention also aims at contributing to the reduction of new HIV infections among young women and men workers in Mozambique, in line with the National Strategic Plan on HIV and AIDS 2015-2020.

  3. News

    VCT@WORK in Ukraine’s Maritime Sector

    27 November 2019

    According to estimates, 30 per cent of people living with HIV in Ukraine don’t know their HIV positive status. HIV testing is free and available in AIDS centres, and in many primary medical healthcare centres, as a result of the current health care reform.

  4. News

    Enhancing Access to HIV Testing and social protection in Kenya

    27 November 2019

    The ILO is prioritising both the scaling up of HIV-sensitive Social Protection and the VCT@WORK Initiative in Kenya and the strategy has been to build synergies between the two priorities. An innovative approach towards enhancing access to HIV testing in the informal economy and facilitating access to national social protection schemes has been adopted.

June 2019

  1. Publication

    Research on Promoting Fair Employment for People Living with HIV in China

    05 June 2019

    HIV related stigma and discrimination are particularly pronounced in three areas, employment, access to medical treatment and confidentiality, according to ILO reports of 2011. Employment discrimination is one of the greatest concerns of People Living with HIV in China today.

April 2019

  1. Video

    Supporting the non-discriminatory policy at the workplace

    27 April 2019

    The video captures testimonials from the participating companies of the ILO’s ToT on HIV Prevention Programme at the Workplace in Bahasa Indonesia. The ToT was conducted by the ILO in collaboration with Apindo as a follow-up to the commitment of Apindo and its company members to implement HIV prevention programme through the non discriminatory policy at the workplace.

December 2018

  1. News

    Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) - India

    13 December 2018

    Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) is a subsidiary of Coal India Limited India, a state-owned coal mining company which is the largest producer of coal in the world. ECL currently has a total workforce of over 64,000 plus a large number of contractual workers. ECL operates in the coal belt of Durgapur-Asansol in West Bengal. It is one of the leading public sector companies in India engaged in protecting miners from TB and HIV in collaboration with the national TB and HIV programmes and the ILO.

  2. News

    The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) - India

    13 December 2018

    The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), a public sector company in Mumbai, India is the lifeline of the city’s public transportation service, reaching out to three million commuters daily. BEST also supplies electricity to over a million consumers. TB and HIV response of BEST is part of the company’s focus on health and well- being of employees, their families and communities. Having over ten years of technical partnership with the ILO, the company is experiencing several benefits of such an integrated response.

November 2018

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    World AIDS Day 2018

    Timely HIV testing is key to workers’ health

    30 November 2018

    Do you know your HIV status? In around 50 countries HIV infections are still rising and everywhere death rates are still too high.

  2. Policy brief

    HIV self-testing at the workplace

    30 November 2018

    Launched ahead of World AIDS Day 2018, the policy brief, developed by ILO and WHO, outlines key planning and implementation considerations for managers and implementers on HIV self-testing at workplaces. Given the gaps in HIV testing, HIV self-testing is one of the options recommended by WHO that can be used to reach undiagnosed populations. HIV self-testing at workplaces gives workers more choices, greater confidentiality and convenience.