The development of this policy has been necessitated by the challenges posed by HIV and AIDS in the workplace. HIV and AIDS affect people mainly in their prime ages, between 20 and 55 years, who constitute the workforce. The illness and subsequent deaths of workers resulting from HIV and AIDS, has an enormous impact on the national productivity and earnings. Resources that would have been used for wealth creation and poverty reduction are diverted to treatment, care and support for HIV and AIDS related illnesses.
The company has put in place a policy that defines an institutional framework and intensified intervention measures for the prevention, management, control and mitigation of HIV/AIDS impact.
The policy provides guidance for those who deal with the day-to-day HIV/AIDS related issues and problems that arise within the workplace and also outlines employee’s rights, responsibilities and expected behavior in the workplace. The strategies outlined in this policy aim at minimizing the effects of the pandemic at the company and providing the means towards greater efficiency in service delivery. The Policy’s emphasis is on performance improvement as officers will be healthier and live longer regardless of their HIV status once properly managed.
The HIV/AIDS pandemic is now a global crisis and constitutes one of the most formidable challenges to development and social progress.. It mainly affects people in their prime years of life, the hardest hit being those in the productive ages of between 20 and 55 years.
This policy has been developed to address the crisis imposed by the pandemic. It aims at providing guidance to the management of employees who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and prevention of further infections.. In addition, it provides guidance for those who deal with the day-to-day HIV/AIDS related issues and problems that arise within the workplace and outlines employee’s rights, responsibilities and expected