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De Beers Response to HIV/AIDS. 19 th June 2006 World Bank Group- CommDev Workshop. HIV/Aids Workplace programmes. Why do we do it?

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De Beers Response to HIV/AIDS

19th June 2006

World Bank Group- CommDev Workshop

hiv aids workplace programmes
HIV/Aids Workplace programmes

Why do we do it?

HIV/Aids is not only a business risk but a threat to sustainable development. In today’s global economy, a disease that has killed more than 30 million people is everyone’s problem … and every company’s responsibility.

general hiv prevalence in rsa
General HIV Prevalence in RSA

ESTIMATED 4.8 MILLION TO 5.5 MILLION LIVING WITH HIV IN SA

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HIV/Aids Workplace programmes

PREVENTION:

EDUCATION AND TRAINING, PEER EDUCATORS

PREVENTION AND SERVICES:

VOLUNTARY COUNSELLING AND TESTING (VCT)

HIV Negative

HIV Positive

Status Unknown

HIV Positive

Status Known

DISEASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME:

INFORMATION, WELLNESS & ART

strategy
Strategy

COMMUNITY

Communications

Saving Lives

Living

with AIDS

Minimising

the economic

impact

Stakeholder Engagement

WORKPLACE HIV/AIDS STRATEGY

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Key interventions: VCT

  • Knowledge is power
  • Targeted VCT campaigns at all our mines led to around 80% uptake in South Africa in 2005
  • Service extended to contractors and, where possible, spouses and community
key interventions treatment
Key interventions: Treatment
  • Clinical expertise and advice
  • Counselling support
  • Clinical data management

Treatment Model:

THIRD PARTY

DISEASE MANAGEMENT

SERVICE PROVIDER

NETWORK OF TRAINED SERVICE PROVIDERS

Including mine doctors and private practitioners

State or donor funded

EMPLOYEES

(incl retired

and retrenched)

SPOUSES OR

LIFE PARTNERS

COMMUNITY

(incl contractors)

And children in Debswana

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Key interventions: Treatment
  • There is no cost to the employee
  • Comprehensive programme which covers wellness advice, doctors’ consultations, pathology, counselling and support, prophylactic medication to prevent opportunistic infections such as TB, nutritional supplements, PEP and PMTCT, and anti-retrovirals when clinically required
  • Debswana was the first company in the world to provide a comprehensive disease management programme outside of medical insurance
  • De Beers was the first mining company in South Africa to provide free anti-retroviral treatment for spouses and retired and retrenched employees for life
are we making a difference
Are we making a difference?
  • Treatment Uptake:
  • While uptake has not been as high as hoped, it is not dissimilar from other corporate programmes
  • Relatively low numbers of total HIV positive employees registered but large percentage (75% in SA) of those who require treatment right now are receiving it
  • Research project to investigate uptake in workplace and social context
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Are we making a difference?
  • Over 1200 people registered on the treatment programmes of the three companies (962 employees and 259 spouses)
  • Leading productive lives, earning a living and contributing to the well-being of their families
  • Minimising the economic impact on the companies
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Way Forward

  • Monitoring and measuring, setting definable goals
  • Making HIV testing part of health management and business processes
  • Moving from focus on treatment registration to treatment compliance
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Challenges

  • Providing services for contractors, families and community members
  • (Avoiding an “Us and Them” scenario) – integration
  • Extending HIV/Aids programmes to other parts of the De Beers Family of Companies where this can be done in a responsible and sustainable manner
  • Partnerships