Congratulations to Orica Zambia who launched their supply chain programme on 3 November in Kitwe. Orica is mentoring two companies, Tomarg Enterprises and Passcal Systems Limited to develop and implement comprehensive workplace HIV and wellness programmes guided by HIV and AIDS policies.
Orica invited the two companies to participate in its wellness activities on 9 November. The theme of the day was “Stop and Think Wellness” encouraging the 93 employees (20 from the mentorship programme) present to prioritise their health. Screening was conducted for malaria, blood pressure, blood sugar, HIV as well as breast cancer – 72% of employees participated in the tests. The wellness day was also used as an opportunity to sensitise the two mentee companies on the SWHAP mentorship programme and key deliverables.
The Atlas Copco Zambia Supply Chain Programme is progressing well. In November, staff sensitisation was held for three companies under the mentorship programme. In total 47 employees were empowered with information on HIV prevention.