Linking with inspectors and health-at-work agents to reach enterprises in Burkina Faso

Article | 04 June 2010

In the West African country of Burkina Faso, the SHARE: Strategic HIV/AIDS Responses by Enterprises has made training of government labour inspectors and health-at-work agents a priority from the start.
Following sessions on the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and behaviour change communication, the officials were equipped to work closely with project partner enterprises, helping them to roll out their response to HIV.
Sustainability schemes were designed in collaboration with the Office de Santé des travailleurs (OST), which oversees the health-at-work agents, to reach out to enterprises with HIV information following the end of the project.

The OST and the labour inspectorate play an important role in disseminating the information considering that each health-at-work agent or labour inspector visits at least 63 enterprises per year.