CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update SINGAPORE: Business Alliance Formed to Fight AIDS
November 10, 2005
Deutsche Presse-Agentur (11.08.05) - Thursday, November 10,
A new business alliance introduced on Tuesday will seek to
fight HIV-based discrimination in the workplace and to educate
people about AIDS, organizers said. Wang Kai Yuen, a member of
Parliament and managing director of Xerox Singapore, will lead
the alliance, whose 14 members come from the private sector.
Wang said workers, not bosses, tend to need the most attention
from anti-discrimination efforts. The new alliance will model
its work after that of Standard Chartered Bank, whose AIDS
education program employs role-playing and question and answer
sessions. As of the end of June, 2,508 people in Singapore
were known to be HIV-infected. Health officials warn of an
AIDS epidemic if more is not done to increase disease
awareness in the conservative city-state.