Anglo Unit Says 18 PCT at Zambia Mines Have HIV
April 2, 2001
Eighteen percent of the miners employed at Zambia's Konkola Copper Mines are HIV-positive, according to a recent employee survey. Konkola CEO Tim Wadeson said the survey of 8,523 employees was the first initiative in the firm's HIV/AIDS plan. Analysts note that mining plays a key role in Zambia's economy; however, health issues -- particularly those related to HIV and AIDS -- have caused investors to temper their involvement. Konkola produces about two-thirds of Zambia's copper.Adapted from:
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.