SHARe Best Practices: Public Private Partnerships

Download this publicationMany businesses in Zambia have experienced financial setbacks as a result of the HIV/AIDS epidemic through illness-related employee absenteeism, death of skilled workers, high rates of staff turnover, increased training and health care costs, and funeral costs. Additionally, HIV/AIDS reduces the demand for consumer goods and services: When people are ill and unable to work, they do not have resources to spend on consumer goods and services.

The Zambia SHARe project implemented a public-private partnership with tourism agencies in Livingstone to establish, enhance, and expand HIV/AIDS workplace programs within private sector tourism businesses. In addition, increased social mobilization for HIV/AIDS in collaboration with key partners. The SHARe Tourism HIV/AIDS PPP programs brought comprehensive HIV/AIDS workplace programs and social mobilization to more than 3,000 workers and approximately 150,000 Livingstone residents, respectively. This four-page brief examines the best practices and lessons learned in implementing the public-private partnerships under SHARe. JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc./Zambia SHARe program. 2010.

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