ILO's tripartite action on HIV/AIDS in India
Approximately 90 per cent HIV infections in India are reported from the most productive 15-49 age group. This highlights the need for strengthening efforts to protect some 400 million workers in India from the HIV infection. Strengthening HIV/AIDS policy and programmes in the world of work is one of the key prevention strategies of the National AIDS Control Programme.
The ILO, in consultation with its Indian tripartite constituents and the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), has developed a three-phased programme, “Prevention of HIV//AIDS in the world of work: A Tripartite Response” aimed at establishing a sustainable national action on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support in the world of work.
The programme started in June 2001 with support from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL). The Phase-I was successfully implemented from June 2001- December 2002. Based on an independent evaluation, the USDOL supported the second phase of the Programme, which began in 2003. The phase-II started getting additional support from United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) since 2006 to top up the support from USDOL.
This ILO programme has resulted in strengthening the national policy framework for HIV/AIDS in the world of work and strengthening the capacity of Ministry of Labour and Employment; Employers’ and Workers’ organizations, public and private sector companies. The programme also developed advocacy, communication and training materials, collaborated with people living with HIV, NACO and State AIDS Control Societies.
For further information please contact:
Ms Divya Verma
Senior Programme Officer (HIV/AIDS & the World of Work)
ILO DWT for South Asia and Country Office for India (DWT/CO-New Delhi)
Core 4B, 3rd Floor, India Habitat Centre
Lodi Road, New Delhi 110 003, India
Tel: +91 11 2460 2101 – 2 - 3
Fax: +91 11 2460 2111