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GHANA: VP vocal on workplace AIDS discrimination

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JOHANNESBURG, 13 July (PLUSNEWS) - Ghanaian Vice-President Alhaji Aliu Mahama has expressed concern over continued HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination occurring in the workplace.

Mahama told a meeting of Union Network International, a global body concerned with workplace policies, in the capital, Accra, it was important that trade unions found ways of erasing these prejudices.

He also called for collaboration between the government and businesses on formulating stronger workplace policies to protect the rights of HIV-positive people.

The local Daily Mail newspaper quoted Mahama as saying, "We need to remind ourselves that AIDS is one of the most serious humanitarian challenges of our times ... we are all affected, either directly or indirectly."



Recent GHANA Reports
Government ploughs ahead with plans to produce AIDS drugs locally,  31/Aug/05
AIDS treatment on rise, but stigma still around,  17/Aug/05
Single battle-plan to hit both TB and HIV/AIDS,  19/May/05
HIV-AIDS on decline for first time in 5 years, survey shows,  15/Apr/05
Local employers start to care for their HIV-positive staff,  7/Apr/05
· AIDS Media Center
· The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
· International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
· International HIV/AIDS Alliance

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