The third phase of the Union Employer partnership was completed in August reaching 10 companies in Nairobi with; management sensitisation; champions training; HIV awareness; baseline knowledge attitudes, behaviours and practices surveys; and testing for employees. Over 3 600 people were empowered with HIV and AIDS information and 1 626 participated in voluntary HIV testing and counselling. The success of the third phase was attributed to management and wellness champions at the 10 companies who worked together to create enabling environments for employees to participate in awareness sessions and testing.
The Programme was a partnership with the Kenya Long Distance Truck Drivers and Allied Workers Union (KLDTDAWU), the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE), the Central Organization of Trade Unions Kenya (COTU-K), the International Labour Organization, the National AIDS Control Council and SWHAP. Participating companies were members of FKE and KLDTDAWU. In total, since 2016, 30 companies (operating predominantly in the transport sector) have been assisted to set up workplace programmes that address HIV risk. Another important aspect of the programme has been advocacy for enrolment on to the National Hospital Insurance Fund during the awareness drives conducted by the Union.