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Organization Contact Information

Name: GHANA BUSINESS COALITION ON EMPLOYEE WELLBEING
Street 1: PLOT 4/5 LIBERIA ROAD
Street 2: STATE ENTERPRISES COMMISSION BUILDING
City: ACCRA
Province:
Post Code:
Country: Ghana
Phone: +233302687136
Email: info@gbcew.org
Web Site: http://www.gbcew.org/

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Derek
Last Name: Aryee
Title: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Email: derek.aryee@gbcew.org
Phone: --

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Robert
Last Name: Kwarteng
Title: FINANCE AND ADMINSTRATION MANAGER
Email: robert.kwarteng@gbcew.org
Phone:  

General Information

Board Constituency: Private sector
Organization Type - Primary: Private Sector
Organization Type - Secondary: Business Association
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
GHANA BUSINESS COALITION ON EMPLOYEE WELLBEING
“Promoting Safe, Healthy, and Wealthy Workplaces…”
THE VISION OF GBCEW is to be a mobilized and empowered Ghana Business Community ready to take effective action on Employee Wellbeing in the workplace and beyond.
THE MISSION OF THE GBCEW is to mitigate the impact of communicable and non-communicable diseases on sustained profitability and economic growth. GBCEW provides a network of high quality information and best practices; and supports the building of sustainable partnerships between the business sector and other stakeholders.
Background
In June 2011, The United National General Assembly adopted a ‘Declaration of Commitment which included the commitment from African governments to promote and support public private sector workplace programmes as part of their overall strategies to prevent and control HIV. At the same time, the International Labour Organization (ILO) issued an ‘ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work’ laying out the essential principles on which these workplace programmes should be based.
In Ghana, the Ministry of Health, the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC), as well as a number of private sector organisations and development partners started working to develop workplace programmes in 2006. It is against this background that the Ghana Business Coalition against HIV and AIDS (GBCA) was founded to support the private sector in the implementation of HIV workplace programmes tailored to the particular needs and opportunities of the partner enterprises. A “learn-as-you go”-approach has led to the expansion of HIV workplace programmes into comprehensive Employee Wellbeing Programmes (EWP).
The EWP concept is a pace setter in the international trend of applying comprehensive operative health management and fully integrates the capacities and competencies of the private sector to strengthen national health systems and increase the wellbeing of societies. The concept is a naturally grown and comprehensive approach based on the increasi
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? < $1,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Network with other partners
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Ghana
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Through programs aimed at controlling HIV/TB co-infection, through peer education, information dissemination and referrals. With our new mandate on employee wellbeing we aim to work more directly and assist in case finding and case management at the workplace.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Ghana
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: African
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Ghana

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Ghana
Delivery of health services and care Ghana
Technical Assistance Ghana

Contribution

Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
GBCEW will assist in new case finding and referrals at the workplace, targeting large companies, small and medium scale enterprises, as well as micro enterprises and farmer/artisanal associations. GBCEW will also do advocacy for awareness at the theenterprise levels through various forums it organises as well as engagement with its membership through its Health and social protection network (http://www.hespa.net).

TB-HIV:
Whiles providing education on HIV though its peer education network at the workplace, GBCEW will continue to bring the issue of TB co-infection to the forefront. GBCEW will also advocte to senior managers at workplaces to include TB control policies within the workplace wellbeing or HIV workplace policies.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: October 30, 2012
Last updated: April 20, 2018