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HIV, Aids and TB in South African Mines Department of

TB AND HIV IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINING INDUSTRY Background and Objectives. Because of various factors, the South African mining industry has a long history of high rates of TB and HIV. Reporting on these was however not compulsory as mines were

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Mines, Migration and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa: Policy

The authors interpret these results as suggesting that miners' migration into South Africa has increased the spread of HIV/AIDS in their countries of origin. Consistent with this interpretation, the association between HIV infection and being a miner or a miner's wife are not statistically significant in Zimbabwe, a country where the mining

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Mines, Migration and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa Journal

Mar 15, 2012· 1. Introduction. The HIV/AIDS pandemic is one of the greatest challenges facing Africa. According to UNAIDS (2009a), in 2008, 22.4 million people were infected with HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa (about 67% of the world total), 1.4 million died from the virus and approximately 1.9 million became newly infected.Swaziland and Lesotho are the countries with the highest HIV prevalence rate

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The Impact of HIV/AIDS on the South African Mining Industry

The Impact of HIV/Aids on the South African Mining Community Izak Fourie The LBMA Precious Metals Conference 2005, Johannesburg Page 41 The picture and the methodology are exactly the same in the platinum industry. The latest aggregated prevalence rate of the three major

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THE IMPACT OF HIV/AIDS ON THE MINING SECTOR IN

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.

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Tackling TB and HIV/AIDS in mining Minerals Council

Government, labour and business unite to reduce TB in mining. The depar tments of Health and of Mineral Resources, the four primary mining unions Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). Solidarity, UASA and the Chamber of Mines have launched a major tuberculosis (TB) screening campaign in South Africa’s mining sector.

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Southern African Mining Companies And The Impact Of Hiv Aids

The Impact Of Hiv/Aids On The Education Sector In Africa. 2012-9-19 · The Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Education Sector in Africa Sub-Regional Outlook and Best Practices (Eastern and Southern Africa) Synthesis Paper for African Development Forum 2000 United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Addis Ababa companies in Zambia, in mining in South Africa, in coffee plantations in Tanzania.

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HIV/Aids still a major challenge in SA mining

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

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Mining industry in Africa is making TB epidemic worse

Jun 02, 2010· The AIDS Rights Alliance for Southern Africa issued a series of recommendations in 2008 designed to improve cross-border control of TB in mineworkers: **The establishment of systems for better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of TB and HIV for miners, ex-miners and their families in Lesotho and South Africa;

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Our HIV/AIDS Workplace Programmes & Policy Anglo American

The HIV/AIDS epidemic is a global challenge, affecting all our operations. It’s both a corporate responsibility and social duty for mining companies to look after employees and their families. Health programmes are critical to the holistic health of employees, both physically and mentally.

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Mines, Migration and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa

into South Africa has increased the spread of HIV/ AIDS in their countries of origin. Consistent with this interpretation, the association between HIV infection and being a miner or a miner’s wife are not statistically significant in Zimbabwe, a country where the mining industry is local and does not involve migrating to South Africa.

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Mines, Migration and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa Journal

Mar 15, 2012· 1. Introduction. The HIV/AIDS pandemic is one of the greatest challenges facing Africa. According to UNAIDS (2009a), in 2008, 22.4 million people were infected with HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa (about 67% of the world total), 1.4 million died from the virus and approximately 1.9 million became newly infected.Swaziland and Lesotho are the countries with the highest HIV prevalence rate

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Mines, Migration and HIV in Southern Africa SERVE

Jun 19, 2015· This article will use a study, conducted by The National Institute for Health in Mozambique, of 709 Mozambican men who worked in South African mines to draw a conclusion on whether irregular migration is a reason why the HIV and AIDS epidemic is so virulent in South Africa

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Perceptions of HIV/AIDS on a Johannesburg Gold Mine

Sep 01, 1998· Campbell, C. (in preparation). Selling sex in the time of AIDS: identity, sexuality and commercial sex workers on the South African gold mines Google Scholar. Campbell, C., Williams, B. (1995). Mineworkers' perceptions of health and illness: a pilot study. (Eds), HIV/AIDS management in South Africa: priorities for the mining industry

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(PDF) Migration and HIV/AIDS in South Africa

the South African gold mines were tested for HIV and correlations were made between HIV status and country of origin. The prevalence among mine-wor kers from Malawi was

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FAC019 HIV/AIDS related disclosures in South African

HIV/AIDS in South Africa increased from an estimated 4 million in 2002 to 6 million by 2015. In 2015, an estimated 11,2% of the total population was HIV positive (Africa, 2015). Moreover, a survey conducted by Ellis (2007) revealed that the mining industry has been

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HIV/Aids still a major challenge in SA mining

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

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CDC Global Health South Africa CDC's HIV/AIDS Care and

Dec 05, 2011· South Africa in particular bears the greatest brunt of this epidemic with an estimated number of people living with HIV of 6.4 million and a prevalence of 18.8% among the 15-49 year age group. “HIV is driving the TB epidemic in South Africa, with a TB/HIV co-infection rate of above 60% it is clear that the war against TB will never be won

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South African gold mines a 'TB factory', activist claims

Jun 10, 2010· The gold-mining sector came under heavy criticism from clinicians, ex-miners, advocacy groups and the Minister of Health for the tuberculosis crisis it faces at the recent South African TB Conference, held in Durban from 1 to 4 June, 2010. “If TB/HIV is a snake in Southern Africa, we know that its head is in South Africa in the mines. We are exporting TB and HIV throughout the region

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HIV/AIDS in the South African construction industry

HIV/AIDS is a pandemic with serious implications for South Africa in general, and the South African construction industry in particular. It is the single largest cause of death in South Africa.

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