in fact the predicted macroeconomic impacts of the hiv/aids epidemic make light of the macroeconomic targets of gear given the projected decline in economic growth and employment. the main aim of this paper is to review the current literature and evidence of the impact of hiv/aids on the south african economy. the paper is structured as follows.
hiv/aids has affected the mining sector in south africa as well as to assess this sector’s awareness and response to the epidemic. a questionnaire was sent to 977 operating mines quarries and mineral processing plants. a response rate of 10.8% was achieved. the survey shows that the impact of hiv/aids on the mining sector has been severe.
for hiv infection southern africa is still the most severely affected part of the world. this has particular resonance in the mining industry which is a strong private sector player in the region and particularly for anglo american whose historical roots in the continent continue to this day.
this paper examines the impact of hiv/aids on the productive labour force and management responses. it forms part of the findings of data gathered in 2001 in the mining industry in zimbabwe to examine factors affecting management responses to hiv/aids in the mine sites. zimbabwe is a country with a complex historical legacy of mine labour.
at the 2010 hiv/aids conference in durban the south african gold mining sector came under heavy criticism from medical practitioners ex-miners advocacy groups and the south african minister of health for its part in the tuberculosis crisis that affects the industry and its workforce. tuberculosis is a so-called opportunistic disease of hiv/aids.
the presence of a large mining sector in african countries is a strong influence on the severity of a country’s tb epidemic especially in countries with a high hiv prevalence and more needs to be done in the mining industry to control tb a new oxford university-led study has found.
the mining industry and activities on hiv/aids the mining industry has been proactive in adopting an attitude of both concerned employer as well as developing a business against hiv/aids. • 1985: first survey done in the mining industry to detect hiv amongst mineworkers.
the purpose of this paper is to examine the affects that hiv/aids can have on the mining industry in south africa. i aim to look at how does hiv/aids affects to the mining industry. my goal is to show that hiv/aids has its direct and indirect impact on the business and that it plays a major role in the business environment today.
following the adoption of targets and recommendations on tb and hiv by the sector in 2011 the department of mineral resources spearheaded the compilation of a national report on tb and hiv/aids in the mining industry. in 2013 the chief inspector of mines issued an instruction for mines to complete the dmr 164 a reporting template for tb and hiv.
jul 12 2007· many officials cite the hiv prevalence among commercial workers in remote mining sites as a primary mode of hiv transmission to workers in the industry. in russia's largest gold mining area the number of people living with hiv is more than three times the national average while the hiv rate among south african miners is almost two times ...
downloadable! the zimbabwe mining industry is currently battling to arrest further spread of the hiv|aids crisis in workplaces especially its impact on labour productivity. labour in the closed community of mines has been greatly susceptible to hiv|aids infection. the current aids incidence in the mine sites is estimated at a weighted average of 15 per cent amongst miners with the largest ...
jul 11 2007· from africa to russia from peru to china mining companies face a problem: the workers who haul up the earth's riches are coming down with aids and it is hampering operations at a time of ...
mining activity is also found to be significantly linked to the spread of hiv/aids at a population level in africa such that the risk is not isolated to just the mining community. as motsoaledi health minister of south africa notes “if tb and hiv are a snake in southern africa the head of the snake is here in southern africa.
fighting hiv underground. ... most major mining companies introduced hiv and aids programmes that included elements such as awareness campaigns …
of migrants and mobile populations in southern africa. 1 mining sector report ... hamset hiv/aids malaria and tuberculosis control project. 3 mining sector report ... the mining industry in south africa is one of the main contributors to the economy. the in . mining sector report.
hiv and aids: guidelines for the mining sector ... hiv and aids: guidelines for the mining sector. this publication which was prepared jointly by the hiv/aids and the world of work branch (iloaids) and the sectoral activities department (sector) is meant to assist stakeholders in the mining sector in strengthening their response to hiv and aids.
jan 26 2002· south africa has had a lack of government leadership with the president's well publicised doubts about the links between hiv and aids causing disunity in local hiv/aids circles. the country's national aids plan formulated in 1994 by representatives of government industry and civil society has not been fully implemented.
africa’s mining industry for a long period in the past might be one of the main explanations for the high hiv prevalence observed in swaziland and lesotho. we hypothesize that mining activities might influence the risk of hiv infection through three main channels. first working in south
southern africa is particularly affected by hiv/aids. the disease already has a major impact in the economies in the region and especially on the mining sector which is a key business driver. based on southern african experience the guide for the mining sector provides practical advice and management guidance that will help companies implement intervention strategies.
dec 12 2016· [south africa] hiv/aids in the mining industry: what are we doing about it? – by dale benton (mining global – december 11 2016) december 12 2016 in africa mining international media resource articles mining accidents deaths cave-ins and industrial disease.
is hiv a time bomb under the mining industry? by by anna stablum. 11th july 2007. london (reuters) - from africa to russia from peru to china mining companies face a problem: the workers who haul up the earth's riches are coming down with aids and it is hampering operations at a time of booming demand for minerals.
a key challenge in the area of health within the context of the south african mining industry remains the issue of hiv/aids says south africa's chamber of mines health advisor dr thuthula balfour ...
the impact of hiv/aids on the south african mining industry izak fourie ceo and senior consultant the health monitor company i will give you some insight into hiv/aids as a disease and its pathogenesis; some figures on the south african epidemic and the general epidemic; a little bit about