Overview of the Workers Survey
Developing a ILO/USDoL HIV/AIDS Workplace Education
Part I: Report of findings from the Workers’ survey to inform recommendation & the design of pilot programmes in 5 enterprises
The workers survey study was jointly commissioned
by the International Labour Organization and the United States Department of
Labour. The survey was administrated and executed by Sarah Adomakoh, Executive
Consultant of Associates for International Development and Lecturer in Health
Economics at the Chronic disease Research Centre (CDRC) of the University of
the West Indies,
The information from the survey was derived through a series of face to face interviewer administered questionnaire with a random sample of workers form the four selected target sectors of Manufacturing, Banking & Finance, Hotel and Tourism (HT) and including one informal sector represented by the Taxi Drivers. Findings from data analyses relate to investigations of HIV risk assessment of Workers with respects to their HIV/AIDS related Knowledge attitudes and practices.
The objectives of this survey are to directly inform the baseline of the ILO.USDoL workplace education programme for monitoring purposes and to directly inform the focus groups discussions and key informant consultations that form the formative assessment for ensuring a tailored BCC approaches in the design of the workplace education programme.
The resulting document provides information that necessary to inform preliminary guidance on areas of HIV risk and knowledge and beliefs which the planned workplace education programme BCC strategies should focus on in order to arrive at a cost effective approach to structuring the workplace policy development, education, behaviour change and anti stigma interventions.
The workers survey is a tool for undertaking the HIV/AIDS risk assessment measuring HIV/AIDS related knowledge attitudes beliefs and practices of targeted workers.
The specific objectives;
The survey is designed to
The information for the study was derived through a series of face to face interviewer administered surveys to the workers in selected enterprises within the targeted sectors. Trained interviewers were used to conduct the survey over a period of 15 days.
Other complements to this report include;
Part II - the report of findings from the formative assessment, including a brief review of the targeted sectors and recommendations and for the design of pilot programmes in enterprises across 5 employment sectors .