Barrick jointly published key quantitative results from the collaborative “Acceptability of Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Papua New Guinea” study - published in a peer-reviewed journal article in BMC Public Health, an open access journal.
Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
$5 Million investment in a 25,000 square foot facility.
The Health Center is a voluntary participation
Premise Health, a contract medical company to provide health services to associates and their families. full-time physicians, a physician’s assistant, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, licensed practical nurses, and medical assistants, plus registered pharmacists and pharmacy assistants at the Associate Family Pharmacy.
The specific objectives of the program include:
Since the voluntary counselling and testing campaign was launched in 2002, an estimated 77% of employees have been tested.
BMW South Africa’s US$ 161,000 2002 workplace budget, which corresponds to US$ 54 per employee per year, is allocated to activities as follows:
Voluntary and Counselling Testing (VCT) program promotion (10%);
Voluntary counselling and testing
A culture of trust and management leading by example have helped generaterapid VCT uptake. The provision of free HAART treatment for all HIV+ employees provides an incentive for employees to participate in the program.
The HIV/AIDS committee, chaired by the plant manager who is a board member, and is also composed of representatives from the union, finance, human resources, medical services, management and other interested parties. There is a small working committee that meets weekly.
The committee performs the following functions: