HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Plantation Workers
Country of Operation
- Ghana Social Marketing FoundationNot-for-profit
- Unilever in GhanaFor-profit
SummaryFearing the devastating effects HIV/AIDS may have on workers on its oil palm plantations, Unilever partnered with the Ghana Social Marketing Foundation (GSMF) to improve the company's existing HIV/AIDS workplace program.
Key program components
Unilever HIV/AIDS programmes are an integral component of their Medical and Occupational Health strategy. The program reached almost two thousand oil palm plantation employees, their families, and the two communities surrounding the plantations (estimated at 100,000 people). Unilver provides staff hours, facilities, and transportation, while GSMF:
Trains peer educators
Educates and informs the community about HIV/AIDS
Develops educational materials for Unilever staff
Promotes and distributes condoms
Advocates for increased attention to HIV/AIDS issues.
This partnership was brokered by Commercial Market Strategies, a USAID-funded project designed to increase private sector participation in reproductive health issues globally.