On December 22, GBC expert, Dr. Tatiana Grechanaia shared experience of HEALTH@WORK Program implementation in Russia and Ukraine during a roundtable in Minsk, Belarus. The round table was held in the framework of the workplace HIV/AIDS prevention project started in November 2009. The project is funded by GTZ and will be implemented by Belarus Department of Red Cross. GBC’s HEALTH@WORK Program model will be used.
Dr. Tatiana Grechanaia shared experience of HEALTH@WORK Program implementation in Russia and Ukraine. Two representatives from implementing partners joined Dr. Grechanaia in this discussion: a representative of Orenburg Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs - GBC’s partner in building private-public partnership in Orenburg region, and an HR manager from AVIASTAR – a company implemented HEALTH@WORK Program model in Ulyanovsk in framework of National Project “Health”.
The project in Belarus involves HEALTH@WORK experts conducting a training of trainers, peer educators and in-house workplace program coordinators from three selected enterprises (BELAZ, Belarus Metallurgic Company and Belarus Railroad with total employees’ number 130,000) in January 2010. Adaptation of HEALTH@WORK Program materials to Belarus context is in progress.
The HEALTH@WORK Employee Education Program — Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC) initiative — helps companies raise awareness among employees, safeguard their health, decrease stigma and discrimination and reduce the economic losses caused by HIV/AIDS, alcohol and drug abuse, and other preventable diseases. The program, which builds on internationally accepted workplace standards for health education, non-discrimination and prevention, includes specialized seminars for workers, medical staff and human resource managers. GBC experts also provide professional consulting services to help company executives develop corporate policies and health education strategies that reflect the company’s unique corporate values and maximize the use of program resources.