HIV/AIDS workplace project launched

GHANA: HIV/AIDS workplace project launched

JOHANNESBURG, 9 Jan 2004 (PLUSNEWS) - A multimillion dollar project to help tackle HIV/AIDS in the workplace was recently launched in Ghana by the US Secretary of Labour, Elaine Chao.

Secretary Chao said the Ghana HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Project was part of a $9.5 million grant by the US Department of Labour to develop a programme for HIV/AIDS prevention education and workplace policy.

She told the Canadian publication, Biotech Week, that President George W Bush had demonstrated his commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS and other diseases by devoting an unprecedented amount of resources totalling $15 billion.

Chao said: "Africa is one of the worst-hit areas of the pandemic and I am in Ghana to announce a tranche of this grant to launch the HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Project. Working together, I know we can help educate workers at the workplace to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS."


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