Department of Labor Announces $1 Million Grant to Address HIV/AIDS in Ugandan Workplaces
October 17, 2003
Department of Labor Secretary Elaine Chao on Wednesday announced a $1 million grant to not-for-profit groups World Vision and RTI International to fund a workplace HIV/AIDS education program in Uganda, according to a department release. The program, which is part of the department's HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Program, will aim to educate employees about the disease and improve the working environment for HIV-positive people. "Work sites are common meeting places which provide prime opportunities for HIV/AIDS education for workers," Chao said. The program will include workplace prevention education, the development of workplace HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination policies and capacity-building activities for the government, trade unions and employers, according to the release. In addition, World Vision will work with local community and faith-based organizations to educate Ugandan teachers about HIV prevention (Department of Labor release, 10/15). The United States funds similar programs in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Vietnam and Ukraine (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 1/24).
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