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November 2019

  1. HIV self-testing at workplaces in Zimbabwe

    29 November 2019,

    The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) of Zimbabwe, together with ILO, UNITAID, Populations Services International (PSI) and the National Aids Council (NAC), have implemented a HIV Self Testing (HIV/ST) initiative in ten companies. The companies cover the mining, power, beverages and cement industries, and have a total workforce of over 47,000 people. All companies were already engaged in ILO’s VCT@WORK Initiative.

  2. Reaching Men under the National Test and Treat campaign in Tanzania

    27 November 2019,

    Only 45 per cent of men living with HIV know their HIV status in Tanzania, as against 56 per cent of women living with HIV. The Prime Minister, involving all stakeholders, launched a national HIV Test and Treat campaign on 19 June 2018. Coming together as one UN, the ILO expanded its ongoing VCT@WORK Initiative in collaboration with its partners - the Ministry of labour, Association of Tanzanian Employers and Trade Union Congress of Tanzania.

  3. Increased Access to Social Protection and HIV Services through Scaled up Workplace Programmes in Identified Sectors in Nigeria

    27 November 2019,

    Through the VCT@Work Initiative the ILO contributes to the National testing targets which amongst others seeks to test 80 million Nigerians by 2020.

  4. VCT@WORK in Mozambique: Multi disease testing helps

    27 November 2019,

    In April 2017, the International Labour Organization, with support from the Flanders, started a programme on “Scaling up Voluntary Counselling and Testing VCT@ Work in Mozambique”. The Programme aimed at addressing the underlying causes of low testing uptake among young people, targeting specifically young women and men workers in the formal and informal economy. The intervention also aims at contributing to the reduction of new HIV infections among young women and men workers in Mozambique, in line with the National Strategic Plan on HIV and AIDS 2015-2020.

  5. VCT@WORK in Ukraine’s Maritime Sector

    27 November 2019,

    According to estimates, 30 per cent of people living with HIV in Ukraine don’t know their HIV positive status. HIV testing is free and available in AIDS centres, and in many primary medical healthcare centres, as a result of the current health care reform.

  6. Enhancing Access to HIV Testing and social protection in Kenya

    27 November 2019,

    The ILO is prioritising both the scaling up of HIV-sensitive Social Protection and the VCT@WORK Initiative in Kenya and the strategy has been to build synergies between the two priorities. An innovative approach towards enhancing access to HIV testing in the informal economy and facilitating access to national social protection schemes has been adopted.

  7. Promoting equality for transgender persons through entrepreneurship

    12 November 2019, Jakarta, Bandung and Yogyakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO launched its latest documentary on business development for transgender persons, aimed to inspire more transgender persons to start and develop their businesses as their source of living and a way to promote equal employment opportunities.

December 2018

  1. Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) - India

    13 December 2018,

    Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) is a subsidiary of Coal India Limited India, a state-owned coal mining company which is the largest producer of coal in the world. ECL currently has a total workforce of over 64,000 plus a large number of contractual workers. ECL operates in the coal belt of Durgapur-Asansol in West Bengal. It is one of the leading public sector companies in India engaged in protecting miners from TB and HIV in collaboration with the national TB and HIV programmes and the ILO.

  2. The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) - India

    13 December 2018,

    The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), a public sector company in Mumbai, India is the lifeline of the city’s public transportation service, reaching out to three million commuters daily. BEST also supplies electricity to over a million consumers. TB and HIV response of BEST is part of the company’s focus on health and well- being of employees, their families and communities. Having over ten years of technical partnership with the ILO, the company is experiencing several benefits of such an integrated response.

November 2018

  1. © Narayan Maharjan / NurPhoto 2020

    Timely HIV testing is key to workers’ health

    30 November 2018, Geneva

    Do you know your HIV status? In around 50 countries HIV infections are still rising and everywhere death rates are still too high.

May 2018

  1. © Abbie Trayler-Smith / H6 2020

    AIDS’ impact on the labour force costs billions in lost earnings: ILO

    24 May 2018,

    An ILO report highlights the toll HIV and AIDS continue to take on the labour force, and its economic and social implications. The ILO calls for urgent efforts to close the treatment gaps, step up testing and prevention measures, and ensure workers can enjoy healthy and productive lives.

October 2017

  1. VCT@WORK: Voluntary Confidential Counselling and HIV Testing for Workers

    17 October 2017,

  2. More than 4.1 million tested for HIV under VCT@WORK initiative

    17 October 2017,

    The Voluntary Counselling and Testing at work (VCT@WORK) initiative has reached over 6 million workers and family members. Of those, more than 4.1 million were tested for HIV and 103,000 referred to access anti retro-viral treatment.

September 2017

  1. Caring for miners: Coal India Limited promotes VCT@WORK in India

    25 September 2017,

  2. Employers’ Organizations and Hotel Associations Promote VCT@WORK in Uganda

    19 September 2017,

  3. Siberian Coal Energy Company leads VCT@WORK in the Russian Federation

    01 September 2017,

August 2017

  1. Trinidad & Tobago Develops National Workplace Policy on HIV/AIDS

    11 August 2017,

    Weblinks to media coverage of the launch of the Trinidad & Tobago National Workplace Policy on HIV/AIDS which took place in Port-of-Spain on Tuesday August 8, 2017

April 2017

  1. Call for case studies of inter-sectoral collaboration on HIV and climate change in the context of decent work

    25 April 2017,

    ILO is preparing an issue brief exploring the role of a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies and welcomes written submissions as contribution towards the body of knowledge on the relationships between climate change and HIV within the context of the world of work

  2. PRUEBA 2 Call for case studies of inter-sectoral collaboration on HIV and climate change in the context of decent work

    25 April 2017,

    ILO is preparing an issue brief exploring the role of a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies and welcomes written submissions as contribution towards the body of knowledge on the relationships between climate change and HIV within the context of the world of work

March 2017

  1. ILO course on "Including diversity and preventing discrimination", 22-26 May 2017

    The ILO International Training Centre in Turin is organizing a training course in Turin. The deadline for sending applications is 22 April 2017.