Recently launched HIV e-learning programme strengthens HIV prevention programme at the enterprise level

The ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower and the Indonesian Medical Association for Occupational Health (IDKI) strengthens the implementation of Manpower Ministerial Decree on HIV prevention through HIV e-learning module and training programme for enterprises.

News | Jakarta, Indonesia | 05 May 2022
One hundred representatives of companies and provincial manpower offices virtually participated at the online training on HIV/AIDS prevention at workplace. These participants came from five selected provinces known for its high HIV prevalence: Banten, DKI Jakarta, West Java, Riau Islands, East Borneo, and Gorontalo of North Sulawesi that recommended by the provincial labour inspectors.

Participants of the online training on HIV prevention at workplace for 30 companies in five provinces in Indonesia.
Jointly conducted by the ILO and the Indonesian Medical Association for Occupational Health (IDKI), with support the Ministry of Manpower, the virtual training was an immediate follow-up to the launch of e-Learning Module on HIV Prevention at Workplace held during the kick-off event of the commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work in Jakarta in the end of March.

Through the development of the HIV e-Learning HIV Module and implementation of the training programme, the ILO hopes to strengthen workplace HIV prevention and non-discriminatory policy programmes."

Early Dewi Nuriana, the ILO’s programme officer of HIV prevention at workplace
The participating companies were trained on how to make the best use of the e-Learning Module so that they could developed and formulate effective sensitization policies, standardized operational procedures, referral networks and action plans within their companies to enhance and strengthen the application of HIV prevention and control at workplace.

Consisting of 11 modules, the HIV e-Learning Module aims to increase companies’ facilitation capability to implement HIV prevention and control programme at the enterprise level. Using a participatory and self-learning method, the modules cover issues on, among others, regulations related on HIV, international and national good practices, roles of management, trade union and medical team, cases handling, procedures formulation, support and treatment, human resources management and budget as well as monitoring and evaluation.

The launch of the HIV e-learning programme at workplace by the ILO and the Ministry of Manpower.
“Through the development of the HIV e-Learning HIV Module and implementation of the training programme, the ILO hopes to strengthen workplace HIV prevention and non-discriminatory policy programmes. We also hope to increase the number of companies that apply those programmes and the participation of companies for the AIDS awards nomination by the Ministry of Manpower,” said Early Dewi Nuriana, the ILO’s programme officer of HIV prevention at workplace.

To participate in the training, the 30 participating companies should send three company’s representatives from management, trade union and medical team. For two days from 31 March to 1 April, they participated in the training facilitated by HIV practitioners, labour inspectors and HIV communities. It is expected by having three representatives of each company, the company would plan HIV prevention programme with a comprehensive perspective.

After attending a 2-day training session, each company was coached by IDKI team for two weeks to apply what they had learnt by developing the company action plan that cover HIV/AIDS team establishment, draft the policies, operational procedure, campaign materials and HIV referral system. During the final evaluation held on 22 April, the participating companies expressed their enthusiasm and satisfaction. Around 98 percent of them said that they benefitted from the training programme and they wished to be exposed to more case studies for further reference and information.

The HIV e-learning module can be accessed through Temank3.id with the reference links: https://temank3.id/page/materi_ldki or https://www.ilo.org/jakarta/whatwedo/publications/WCMS_840702/lang--en/index.htm

The free access of the HIV e-Learning Module is hoped to increase a minimum of 100 companies that implement HIV prevention and control at workplace at the priority of districts/cities/provinces, particularly the area with massive workforce and high HIV prevalence in Indonesia. The increased number will, in turn, contribute to the achievements of the 3 Zeros (Zero new HIV infection, Zero HIV discrimination and Zero death related AIDS) in the country.