What's new

December 2019

  1. Report

    The impact of HIV on care work and the care workforce

    10 December 2019

    This publication provides an overview of the gaps and challenges in six sub-Saharan African countries (Liberia, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia). By providing a picture of front-line prevention and treatment policies, this working paper assesses the socio-economic consequences of low antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage as well as the key role of the health workforce in international testing and treatment targets (90-90-90). The impact of HIV on caregivers’ working status and their employment opportunities is also reviewed through an empirical analysis.

November 2019

  1. News

    HIV self-testing at workplaces in Zimbabwe

    29 November 2019

    The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) of Zimbabwe, together with ILO, UNITAID, Populations Services International (PSI) and the National Aids Council (NAC), have implemented a HIV Self Testing (HIV/ST) initiative in ten companies. The companies cover the mining, power, beverages and cement industries, and have a total workforce of over 47,000 people. All companies were already engaged in ILO’s VCT@WORK Initiative.

  2. Report

    Voluntary Confidential Counselling and HIV Testing for Workers

    29 November 2019

    ILO’s VCT@WORK is saving lives by adopting innovative approaches to reach out to workers in the formal as well as informal economy. The new report, released ahead of the World AIDs Day 2019 , shows that workplace offers immense opportunities of scaling up HIV testing services, particularly for men who are not yet adequately covered. Read more…

  3. News

    Reaching Men under the National Test and Treat campaign in Tanzania

    27 November 2019

    Only 45 per cent of men living with HIV know their HIV status in Tanzania, as against 56 per cent of women living with HIV. The Prime Minister, involving all stakeholders, launched a national HIV Test and Treat campaign on 19 June 2018. Coming together as one UN, the ILO expanded its ongoing VCT@WORK Initiative in collaboration with its partners - the Ministry of labour, Association of Tanzanian Employers and Trade Union Congress of Tanzania.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.