Pacific Island Workplaces Combatting HIV and AIDS Project launched

The ILO/SPC HIV Project was launched on the 22 October by the Deputy Secretary for the Ministry of Labour, Fiji, Mr Osea Cawaru.

The ILO/SPC "Pacific Island Workplaces Combatting HIV and AIDS" Project focuses on delivering results in:
  1. developing national and enterprise policies to reduce employment discrimination toward people living with HIV;
  2. developing catalytic workplace HIV programmes that reach segments of the workforce most at risk for HIV, e.g. Correction Services, maritime and hotel industries, and;
  3. establishing workplace referral services with health clinics to increase uptake of HIV testing, treatment and care services.
The launch was done prior to the start of a workshop for the Fiji Corrections Services Senior Management team to draft their own workplace policy for HIV.