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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Friends Africa Empowers SMEs on Workplace Policies for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.



The Friends Africa and Access Bank Plc organized a workshop on Workplace Policy Development on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria for empowering companies to strengthen and develop workplace policies for the general health and welfare of workers. The workshop held on Friday December 2, 2011, at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the University of Lagos.

The SMEs Workplace Policies Development program is an initiative of the Friends of the Global Fund Africa, delivered in partnership with Access Bank Plc. The program which was introduced in 2010 seeks to engage, train and assist African Small and Medium Enterprises in the development and implementation of Workplace Policies for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

The program held its first successful series of workshop across Nigeria in the first quarter of 2010 reaching a target of over 250 SMEs spread across the North, East and South of Nigeria. The Workshops took place in Lagos (South), Enugu (East) and Minna (North).

In 2011, the program is targeted at reaching 2000 SMEs across Africa in Nigeria (Lagos), Ghana (Accra), Zambia (Lusaka) and Rwanda (Kigali). This is aimed at building on the successes recorded last year in Nigeria where 250 SMEs were trained and equipped on the development and implementation of Workplace Policies for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.



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