Africa: Agriculture and Healthcare Come Together to Fight HIV/AIDS
December 18, 2012
Olam International, a London-based global agribusiness, partnered with nongovernmental organizations on World AIDS Day to offer HIV testing, a new element of Olam's ongoing HIV/AIDS prevention efforts in Africa. Olam has a presence in 28 African countries, where the company works with small-scale farmers and operates food processing units in rural areas. Using its extensive network of farmers and employees, Olam and its NGO partners reached 234,000 people in Africa with HIV/AIDS awareness messages this year. In addition, Olam collaborated with USAIDS, the German NGO GIZ, and other NGOs in 2012 to offer HIV screening to people in the Olam network.
Voice of America News
12.14.2012; Kim Lewis
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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