Patrick Masiemo (Mr)
Workplace coordinator
PRESENTATION STRUCTURE
• About Sonysugar
• Objectives
• The Sonysugar AIDS Control Unit (SACU)
• Organizational structure ...
 South Nyanza Sugar Company limited is a Kenyan Parastatal which plays a key role
in Sugar production in the country.
 I...
i. To outline the role of Sonysugar AIDS Control Unit and peer
educators in reduction of HIV/AIDS at the workplace and its...
The SACU plays a significant Role in the reduction of HIV and AIDS in the
Sugar belt of Migori County. Some key mandates i...
Planning and delegation of HIV/AIDS activities to the workplace peers/
motivators for implementation.
Monitoring and eva...
MD
ACU
MO – ACU
coordinator
Coordinator APHIAplus Western
Kenya
Workplace Motivators
MoH/CACC/NACC
Organizational structur...
Prevention:
We have workplace peers who
conduct sessions at workplace to
employees.
We organize outreach services
integr...
We conduct in-house trainings targeting employees, their dependents
(youths) in and out of school.
The company has train...
* As evident with data which is submitted to MOH and our partners
Workplace Condom distribution
JOOUST 1600
Wanganui Tea F...
Company
H As
reporting
H As
trained % reporting Males Females Totals
Sony 19 50 38 118 65 183
Ogembo 5 10 50 37 18 55
Gian...
The company has the following services under care and treatment:
 HTC services
 ART services
 Counselling services
 PM...
SonySugar ACU members, partners,
APHIA plus and NOPE
• The Company won the Level 2, Gold Award certificate during the
Grading & Awarding ceremony where 46 workplace company C....
• Grading & Awarding ceremony 46 company C.E.Os and
coordinators participated (30m;16f)
• Grading system;
• Level 1 of CWP...
Achievements
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5
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1.3
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• The company has a gym in place which plays a vital role in physical
fitness and help reducing non communicable deceases....
Workplace peers attending monthly feedback meeting as
part of capacity building
• Workplace Motivators and Peer educators reach out the rest of the
Company Workforce and beyond with the ACU and the Mana...
• There is a great need for involving top management in supporting the
workplace HIV and AIDs Prevention, care, and treatm...
pmarucha@sonysugar.co.ke
OR
administrator@sonysugar.co.ke
url: www.sonysugar.co.ke
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Role of Sonysugar AIDS Control Unit (ACU) in HIV and AIDS reduction program in the Sugar belt Migori County

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The company has the following services under care and treatment:
HTC services
ART services
Counselling services
PMCT
VMMC
Home-based care services
Support group.
These services are offered for free to both employees and community members. The company also offers outpatient services which charges consultation fee, lab charges and medication for non-employees.

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Role of Sonysugar AIDS Control Unit (ACU) in HIV and AIDS reduction program in the Sugar belt Migori County

  1. 1. Patrick Masiemo (Mr) Workplace coordinator
  2. 2. PRESENTATION STRUCTURE • About Sonysugar • Objectives • The Sonysugar AIDS Control Unit (SACU) • Organizational structure of SACU • Activities and achievement • Best workplace practices • Lessons learnt • Recommendation / Way forward
  3. 3.  South Nyanza Sugar Company limited is a Kenyan Parastatal which plays a key role in Sugar production in the country.  It is located along the Kisii-Migori road in Awendo town, Migori County.  It has a human capital of about 2,000, out of which 1,200 are permanent employees and a further 800 are on temporary contracts.  The company has lost many employees due to the AIDS scourge with enormous company resources directed to funerals; necessitating the need for a robust HIV intervention.  The company thus has managed to form partnerships with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Civil Society Organizations (CSO) undertaking similar interventions.  The Company has put in place measures to combat the disease burden through Prevention, Care, Treatment and Support for the already infected and affected. ABOUT SONYSUGAR
  4. 4. i. To outline the role of Sonysugar AIDS Control Unit and peer educators in reduction of HIV/AIDS at the workplace and its environs. ii. To share insights about best workplace practices in regard to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment context. iii. To highlight the Company’s achievements in reducing HIV and AIDs prevalence. iv. To elaborate on the wellness programme as an entry in prevention of non-communicable diseases. OBJECTIVES
  5. 5. The SACU plays a significant Role in the reduction of HIV and AIDS in the Sugar belt of Migori County. Some key mandates include:- Coordination of all HIV/AIDS workplace activities at Sony Sugar Facilitation of peers and workplace activities i.e. trainings, meetings, seminars, permissions and provide badges. Allocation of budget for HIV/AIDS activities at the workplace. Outreach services based on HIV/AIDS activities to the surrounding communities. Sonysugar AIDS Control Unit (SACU)
  6. 6. Planning and delegation of HIV/AIDS activities to the workplace peers/ motivators for implementation. Monitoring and evaluation for HIV/AIDS activities at the workplace. Ensuring full participation of peer educators/ work place motivators. Work closely with the medical officer and linking with other partners. Ensuring a HIV/AIDS policy is in place and being implemented. Capacity building of the SACU members and the workplace peers. Sonysugar AIDS Control Unit…
  7. 7. MD ACU MO – ACU coordinator Coordinator APHIAplus Western Kenya Workplace Motivators MoH/CACC/NACC Organizational structure of SonySugar AIDS Control Unit (SACU)
  8. 8. Prevention: We have workplace peers who conduct sessions at workplace to employees. We organize outreach services integrated with VCT services and reproductive health services (to reach community and employees). Best Workplace Practices in HIV /AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment context
  9. 9. We conduct in-house trainings targeting employees, their dependents (youths) in and out of school. The company has trained 50 workplace motivators (peer educators), who reach their peers on HIV/AIDS prevention messages. The company publishes massages on employees pay slips in quarterly basis. The company has 20 condom dispensers and they are refilled . Medical Division conduct continuous health education to clients/patients, employees and their dependents. Best Workplace Practices in HIV /AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment context…
  10. 10. * As evident with data which is submitted to MOH and our partners Workplace Condom distribution JOOUST 1600 Wanganui Tea Factory 725 Ogembo Tea Factory 1325 Gianchore Tea Factory 1730 Maseno University 7325 Equator bottlers 3090 Kebirigo Tea Factory 1200 Tombe Tea Factory 50 Condom distribution and Demonstration Workplace Condom distribution Itumbe Tea Factory 2850 Nyankoba Tea Factory 1157 Sony Sugar Factory 44801 Rianyamwamu Tea Factory 632 Kiamokama Tea Factory 527 Nyamache Tea Factory 920 Eberege Tea Factory 576 Total 68508
  11. 11. Company H As reporting H As trained % reporting Males Females Totals Sony 19 50 38 118 65 183 Ogembo 5 10 50 37 18 55 Gianchore 4 10 40 19 3 22 Kiamokama 3 7 42.857143 16 13 29 Rianyamwamu 3 10 30 13 5 18 Nyamache 1 10 10 9 8 17 Tombe 3 11 27.272727 8 13 21 Sanganyi 1 10 10 46 54 100 Nyansiongo 1 10 10 29 78 107 SonySugar health activism performance under prevention
  12. 12. The company has the following services under care and treatment:  HTC services  ART services  Counselling services  PMCT  VMMC  Home-based care services  Support group These services are offered for free to both employees and community members. The company also offers outpatient services which charges consultation fee, lab charges and medication for non-employees. Care and Treatment
  13. 13. SonySugar ACU members, partners, APHIA plus and NOPE
  14. 14. • The Company won the Level 2, Gold Award certificate during the Grading & Awarding ceremony where 46 workplace company C.E.Os and Coordinators attended in Kisumu City, July 2013. • This award is one of the best workplace Health programme based on prevention care support and treatment. Company workplace programme Level 2, Gold Award certificate
  15. 15. • Grading & Awarding ceremony 46 company C.E.Os and coordinators participated (30m;16f) • Grading system; • Level 1 of CWPP comprehensiveness; Platinum Award Certification (62% to 76%) • CWPP Level 2; Gold Award certification54% -to 61% (Sony Sugar Company Ltd) • CWPP Level 3: Silver Award certificate43% to 53% (7 companies) • CWPP Level 4; APHIAplus partnership award 20 % to 42% (12 workplaces) Achievements
  16. 16. Achievements
  17. 17. 0 1 2 3 4 5 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.3 2.1 2.2 3.1 3.2 4.5 4.6 4.7 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 6.1 6.2 7.1 7.2 7,3 8.1 8.2 8.3 9.1 9.2 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 11.1 11.2 11.3 12.1 12.2 12.3 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 Company Bench Marking Score Average Best Practice 14. Commemorate World AIDS 1. Senior Management 5.Awareness and education 2. HIV/AIDS Focal 3. AIDS steering 4. HIV/AIDS Policy 6. Prevention through 7. Voluntary Counseling and 8. Treatment Implementation 13. Community Outreach Program 12. Partnerships 11.Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) 10.Prevention through peer education 9. Care and support Areas that needed immediate address as identified by the ACU include: Awareness creation/sensitization World AIDS day Prevention through peer educators working Proactive ACU Monthly ACU meetings Joint ACU and workplace health motivators/ Peer educators/ health activists. The company was awarded following the elements of the comprehensive workplace programme
  18. 18. • The company has a gym in place which plays a vital role in physical fitness and help reducing non communicable deceases. • The company trained two TOTs on wellness programme they are to transfer skills to the rest of the employees and this helps to prevent non communicable deceases. • Every year the company involves all the employees in organizing departmental sports day for social change and promote teamwork hence reduce non communicable deceases. The role of wellness programme as an entry in prevention of Non communicable diseases
  19. 19. Workplace peers attending monthly feedback meeting as part of capacity building
  20. 20. • Workplace Motivators and Peer educators reach out the rest of the Company Workforce and beyond with the ACU and the Management team supporting their activities. • The Company had already in place HIV/AIDS policy and it was noted that it ensure support and sustainability of workplace HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment initiatives. • Partnership and capacity building through behavior change training conducted by the company quarterly targeting employees, workplace peers and youth is critical in multiplying the impact of AIDS Control Unit (ACU) involvement in HIV prevention. Lessons learnt
  21. 21. • There is a great need for involving top management in supporting the workplace HIV and AIDs Prevention, care, and treatment programme. These will double the efforts for the company has to provide more vigorous support the programs. • There is a great need of capacity building through continues workshops to workplace peers, ACU committee members on the new interventions focused to reduce new HIV infections. • As at now the company has worked on the weaknesses and look forward to win the platinum Recommendations & way forward
  22. 22. pmarucha@sonysugar.co.ke OR administrator@sonysugar.co.ke url: www.sonysugar.co.ke Contacts

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