Focusing our programmes
Our programmes mainly focus on those countries where the prevalence of HIV/Aids is high, i.e. more than 5% – a list that includes South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Lesotho, Zambia, Mozambique, Uganda, Malawi and Tanzania. We seek to provide education and awareness training for all our employees, spouses and their dependants, and provide access to voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) in countries with prevalence greater than 1%. Increasingly our approach is extending into local communities as we build on the success of our internal programmes.
We constantly monitor the prevalence in each of the countries where we operate. This year, in response to a rise in the infection rate, our business in Panama expanded its voluntary counselling and testing and peer educator programmes.
Progress against 2012 targets
|Distribute 20 million condoms in 6,000 outlets across South Africa as part of Project Promote||Since the start of the project 18 months ago, just under 8.5 million condoms have been delivered to 4,600 taverns across South Africa. It is estimated that this will have helped avert 17,000 new infections. This is significantly below our target for the year, due to serious and protracted supply issues in South Africa which were beyond our control. We are working on increasing the number of condoms distributed over the next year to make up these numbers.|
Review and re-launch the SABMiller peer educator toolkit globally for both employee and community use
|Peer educator toolkit reviewed and expanded to include other health and wellness topics such as malaria, TB, Sexually Transmitted Infections STIs) and Hepatitis B and C.|
|Undertake an evaluation of the Tavern Intervention Programme in South Africa and develop a business case with a view to replicating the programme elsewhere||
Independent evaluation scoped and on going with the University of KwaZulu-NatalEvaluation completed and used to inform the business case which will be used to expand the programme into another African market during F13.
Launch couples testing in a further African market following the successful pilot in Uganda
|Programme expanded to Mozambique.|
- Roll-out new wellness development programme to three new markets
- Conduct an independent assessment of our Tavern Intervention Programme with University of KwaZulu-Natal
HIV and Aids – Sharing the lessons
Report from our stakeholder workshop on the role of private sector partnerships in addressing the pandemic