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AIDS haunting transport sector
Friday 10 September 2004
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ZIMBABWE: AIDS haunting transport sector

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JOHANNESBURG, 30 June (PLUSNEWS) - The International Labour Organisation (ILO) says officials in Zimbabwe's transport sector are not responding to the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS.

The ILO has recommended that transport enterprises develop policy frameworks, followed by concrete action plans to guide responses to the virus, which is killing 3,000 individuals every week in Zimbabwe.

AIDS was posing a major challenge to business development, according to the ILO, with HIV-related absenteeism, loss of productivity and the cost of replacing workers threatening the survival of a number of businesses and sectors in the country.



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