Friday, December 1, 2017

This year’s World AIDS Day campaign focuses on the right to good health, and exploring the challenges people around the world face in exercising that right.

Over the past 15 years, progress against AIDS has inspired a global commitment to end the epidemic by 2030. The CLC established an HIV/AIDS Fund in 2002. 

Over the last three years, the fund has also supported the undertaking of a national assessment of HIV/AIDS in the workplace in Nigeria. Nigeria’s HIV epidemic affects all population groups and geographic areas of the country.

The International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Recommendation 200 highlights the role of workplaces in facilitating access to prevention, treatment, care and support of those diagnosed with HIV and AIDS.

“We are working in partnership with the Nigeria Labour Congress and ITUC-Africa, with support from the ILO, the UK Trades Union Congress and Canadian affiliates to carry out these workplace assessments,” said CLC President Hassan Yussuff.

The baseline data on HIV and AIDS in the workplace will help ensure that workers are included in national action strategies aimed at ending the epidemic by 2030.