SWHAP Annual Conferences
SWHAP held its annual conference for 2013 from the 7th to 8th of November in Johannesburg, South Africa. The theme “Taking ownership of health and wellness: building on lessons from HIV and AIDS Programmes” promoted responsibility for health and wellness at both employer and employee level. Employees were encouraged to develop proactive health seeking behaviours while employers discussed the importance of identifying the burden of disease in their organisations and potential prevention and mitigation strategies. SWHAP Achievement Award nominees, show- cased wellness programmes addressing HIV, communicable and non-communicable diseases as well as lifestyle issues affecting employees and their families. These presentations also highlighted the effective partnerships with unions, service providers, international organisations such as the ILO and business coalitions that have contributed to successful programmes.
The conference was well attended with 201 participants from 12 countries.
Reports from previous annual and regional conferences can be found at the following links: