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Employers must create HIV/TB policies for the workplace – Ayisi Addo

Employers must create HIV/TB policies for the workplace – Ayisi Addo

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle & Social
The National AIDS/STI Control Programme’s (NACP) Programme Manager, Dr Stephen Ayisi Addo, has urged employers to create a workplace HIV/TB policy to help manage and treat employees who have the disease.  A workplace policy is crucial, according to Dr Ayisi Addo, because HIV was a problem that affected people who came to work and could potentially be contracted at the workplace.  “The workplace is a setting for social interaction and physical contact, which makes it possible for infectious diseases like COVID-19 and HIV to spread. Since HIV can be spread through the workplace, it must also be controlled there,” he emphasized.  Dr Ayisi Addo said this at the weekly, “Your Health! Our Collective Responsibility! A Ghana News Agency Tema Regional Office initiative aime...

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