The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) has launched the revised National HIV and AIDS workplace Policy to provide broad guidelines to direct the formulation and implementation of workplace HIV and AIDS policies and programmes in Accra.
The policy is to provide protection from all forms of stigma and discrimination in the workplace to people with real or perceived HIV infection.
Dr Angela El-Adas, Director-General of GAC, speaking at the end of year media engagement, said it was to prevent the spread of HIV amongst workers and their families and dependants.
She said it would also provide access to treatment, care and support for persons infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.
She commended the media for their partnership in their advocacy to educate the public on the dangers of the disease.
The Director-General called on the media to forge partnerships with the commission and support them to achieve the overall goal of zero HIV society.
Dr El-Adas said the Commission had a comfortable budget for the 2013 to implement their strategic plan for the first quarter of the year.
Source: GN A