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Contributing to the reduction of HIV/Aids

Our response

Focusing our programmes

We aim to provide education and awareness training for all our employees and their spouses and dependants, and provide access to voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) in countries with HIV/AIDS prevalence greater than 1%. Increasingly, our approach is extending into local communities as we build on the success of our internal programmes.

The focus of our programmes is on countries where the prevalence of HIV/Aids is high (greater than 5%). These include Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. We work proactively to offer education and awareness training for our employees and their spouses and dependants.

We constantly monitor the prevalence in each of the countries where we operate. This year, in response to the growing problem in some markets with a prevalence greater than 1%, we strengthened our minimum standards to ensure that all businesses in these regions have peer educator programmes to raise awareness of HIV/Aids and encourage testing.

Progress against 2013 targets

2013 Target Progress

Roll-out new wellness development programme to three new markets.

New HIV, STI, Hepatitis B and C and Tuberculosis module rolled out in Botswana, Swaziland, Uganda and Zambia. We have also developed a malaria module.

Conduct an independent assessment of our Tavern Intervention Programme with University of KwaZulu-Natal.

The study has been completed and the report is currently being drafted.

2014 targets

  • Complete malaria peer education training module and rollout out to appropriate African markets.

HIV and Aids – Sharing the lessons

Report from our stakeholder workshop on the role of private sector partnerships in addressing the pandemic

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