It is estimated that as many as 28 million workers would have died due to AIDS since the start of the epidemic. So says a new global report by the International Labour Office (ILO) that paints a grim picture of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the world of work.
Companies can NO LONGER afford to continue do business as "USUAL". Doing business in developing countries require more input from its shareholders, especially where HIV/Aids is prevalent. HIV/Aids remains one of the world's serious most health challenges.
Globally, 34 million people were living with HIV/Aids, as at 2011 (UNAIDS Report, 2012)
.08 Adults are affected, ages 15–49 years (most productive)
Sub-Saharan region mostly affected
One in Twenty adults affected
In South Africa almost 5 million people are HIV infected VS North America same age group nearly 1.4 million infected.
HIV/AIDS is not only a human crisis, it is a threat to sustainable global, social and economic development," says ILO Director-General Juan Somavia. "The loss of life and the debilitating effects of the illness will lead not only to a reduced capacity to sustain production and employment, reduce poverty and promote development, but will be a burden borne by all societies - rich and poor alike.