Anglo American maintains HIV/AIDS leadership with commitment to extend treatment to dependants of employees

Anglo American will remain at the forefront of the fight against HIV and AIDS by committing to extend its leading workplace care, support and treatment programme to the dependants of employees. This substantial commitment builds on what is already the world’s largest HIV/AIDS workplace voluntary counselling, testing and treatment program, established when Anglo American became the first large employer in Southern Africa to provide free anti-retroviral treatment to employees in 2002.  Reaching the dependants of all employees will be a considerable challenge, particularly where families live in remote areas, far from Anglo American treatment centres.  Nevertheless, medical staff will endeavour to reach those most in need first and then broaden the base over time, such that all dependants enjoy the same level of HIV/AIDS care, support and treatment that is currently available to all employees. (more…)

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