Innovative HIV e-Learning benefits companies in strengthening HIV workplace programme

The e-Learning platform for the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS at the Workplace programme has benefited hundreds of companies. The platform is jointly developed by the ILO and its social partners to improve the existing Manpower Ministry’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) platform.

News | Jakarta, Indonesia | 08 August 2023

A total of 301 participants from 110 companies have participated and passed the e-Learning for the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS at the Workplace programme. They also have completed tasks assigned to each company that includes the drafting of company’s non-discriminatory policy and joint agreement with health service providers, an organizational structure and budget, as well as development of forms for documentation, reporting and monitoring.

This is an innovative platform that provide a greater access for companies to create a safe and healthy workplace as well as to provide better support for their workers, particularly workers with HIV."

Early Dewi Nuriana, ILO Programme Officer for HIV/AIDS
The e-Learning is a free learning platform jointly developed by the ILO's HIV/AIDS Prevention Programme and the Indonesian Medical Association for Occupational Health (IDKI) to improve the existing Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) platform owned by the Ministry of Manpower. Targeted to companies, the e-Learning platform provides the following four modules: HIV basic information, programme planning for HIV prevention and control, implementation as well as monitoring and evaluation of the HIV prevention and control programme.

“This is an innovative platform that provide a greater access for companies to create a safe and healthy workplace as well as to provide better support for their workers, particularly workers with HIV. The platform also provides an opportunity for companies to learn, develop and strengthen HIV prevention programmes in the workplace,” stated Early Dewi Nuriana, ILO Programme Officer for HIV/AIDS.

To be eligible to participate in the e-Learning, each company should send three participants represented the management, worker and medical officer. The participants are given 28 days to finish all the modules, including the pre- and post-tests as well as a group coaching on HIV programme development and are awarded with a certificate declaring the graduates as a certified facilitator.

We have discussed with the management what should be done better and what should be implemented more effectively. We are proud to be part of the effort to prevent HIV at the company level."

Eko A. Wijanarko from PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical
As the facilitator, the participant is capable of explaining HIV basic information, handling cases of workers with HIV, facilitating support programmes and treatment, advocating about stigma and discrimination, and documenting, reporting and monitoring HIV prevention and control programme based on regulations and guidance.

Eko A. Wijanarko from PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical said that the e-Learning has helped him and his colleagues to develop a more effective HIV prevention and control at his company. During and after the training, he had been active in communicating and discussing actions that should be taken by the company.
“I am grateful that I can be part of the HIV prevention programme. We have discussed with the management what should be done better and what should be implemented more effectively. We are proud to be part of the effort to prevent HIV at the company level,” Eko shared his experience.

The e-Learning can be accessed through https://temank3.kemnaker.go.id/page/hiv_page_vclass/