approaches to implementation and sustainable financing

Webinar outline

WHO and ILO have published a new policy brief titled HIV self-testing at workplaces: approaches to implementation and sustainable financing. This webinar will disseminate key findings and messages from this policy brief. The main elements of the policy brief will be outlined in a short presentation which will be followed by a panel discussion focused on country case studies featured in the policy brief. The panel will discuss opportunities and barriers as well as ways forward for sustainable implementation of HIV self-testing at workplaces.

Agenda

22 June 2022 – 13: 00-14: 15 CEST (11: 00-12: 15 UCT)

Session title Presenter
Welcome and introduction to the webinar Wole Ameyan, WHO
Launch and overview of the new WHO-ILO policy brief on sustainable financing for HIV workplace self-testing Muhammad Jamil, WHO
Interaction with implementers: A closer look at the country case studies featured in the policy brief, Including Q&A from participants

  • Dr. AM Singal, BEST company, India
  • Dr Hamufare Dumisani Mugauri, MOH Zimbabwe
  • Ida Chimedza, ILO Zimbabwe
  • Hellen Magutu, ILO Kenya
  • Carol Ndungu, Kenya Long Distance Truck Drivers Union / Highway Community Health Resource Center
Moderated by Syed Mohammed Afsar, ILO
Sustaining and scaling HIVST at work: reflections and remarks David Maman, the Global Fund
Closing remarks Chidi King, ILO and Rachel Baggaley, WHO
Vote of thanks and close Lycias Zembe, UNAIDS

Background

Offering HIV testing services, including HIV self-testing, at formal and informal workplaces has emerged as an effective, acceptable and feasible approach for reaching men. In 2018, WHO and ILO produced a policy brief on HIV self-testing at the workplace, that provides guiding principles for HIV self-testing implementing at workplaces using a rights-based approach of consent, confidentiality and non-discrimination. This new WHO-ILO policy brief HIV self-testing at workplaces: approaches to implementation and sustainable financing highlights early experience with HIVST implementation at workplaces and discusses emerging approaches of sustainable financing that can be adapted for HIVST at workplaces. The first part of the policy brief describes emerging experiences in the implementation of HIVST at workplaces using country case studies. The second part of the brief identifies financial approaches that could support sustainable implementation. These approaches include public financing mechanisms such as general governmental revenues and social and national health insurance and private financing, such as private health insurance and financial and in-kind support from company led workplace programs.

These policy briefs are the result of ongoing collaboration between the WHO’s Department of Global HIV, Hepatitis and STIs Programs and the International Labor Organization (ILO) Gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Branch that also manages the ILO’s program on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work.

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