By Tadiwa Nyatanga-Pfupa (NAC Communications Officer)
The National AIDS Council (NAC) –the Statutory body mandated to co-ordinate the country’s multi-sectoral response to HIV and AIDS, will be exhibiting at the 56th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo from 28 April 2015 to 2 May 2015 under the theme: Getting to Zero to Stimulate Trade.
This year, the National AIDS Council has also partnered with the Employers’ Confederation of Zimbabwe (EMCOZ) to take advantage of the ZITF and hold a half day workshop on the 28th of April 2015 to sensitize the private sector on the importance of implementing and strengthening HIV and wellness programmes within their companies. The meeting is also aimed at encouraging business executives to promote productivity in the private sector by reducing employee mortality and morbidity and their related monetary costs being experienced by companies. NAC will use this platform to showcase how it has effectively responded to the epidemic through the multi-sectoral approach over the years. During the exhibition, NAC will showcase its achievements and programmes, under the following thematic areas: Monitoring and Evaluation, Care, Treatment and Support, Enabling Environment, Gender and Workplace as well as Finance. NAC staff will demystify all myths on HIV and AIDS and will be giving an update on these.