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A process evaluation of a workplace HIV and AIDS policy implementation at Sappi-Ngodwana Mill in Mpumalanga

By Zibusiso Muregi

Abstract

Text in EnglishThis study sought to evaluate the implementation of an HIV and AIDS workplace policy at Sappi-Ngodwana mill. Employing process evaluation, and adopting a qualitative approach, the study evaluated the intervention process, the perceptions of the policy implementers, the strengths and weaknesses of the policy implementation, and suggests possible strategies for addressing the challenges. A systems approach was the theoretical point of departure and guiding framework of the research study. Research data was gathered through in-depth interviews with key informants and theory-driven and data-driven inductive reasoning was adopted in analysing the data. The general findings were that although the Sappi-Ngodwana mill implements a comprehensive HIV and AIDS programme that are in line with national and international benchmarks, there were challenges identified. Recommendations are that the company redesign the HIV and AIDS policy implementation plan with a specific focus on improving the peer educators` system.SociologyM.A. (Social Behaviour Studies in HIV/AIDS

Topics: HIV and AIDS, HIV and AIDS Policy, Policy Implementation, Process evaluation, Sappi, 362.19697920096827, AIDS (Disease) -- South Africa -- Mbombela, HIV infections -- South Africa -- Mbombela, HIV-positive persons -- Employment -- South Africa -- Mbombela, Occupational health services -- South Africa -- Mbombela, Sappi (Firm), AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Employment -- South Africa -- Mbombela, Work environment -- Health and hygiene -- South Africa -- Mbombela, Disease management -- South Africa -- Mbombela, Social responsibility of business -- South Africa -- Mbombela, Employee health promotion -- South Africa -- Mbombela
Year: 2015
OAI identifier: oai:uir.unisa.ac.za:10500/20241

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