HIV / AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA
In Africa, despite significant progress in HIV / AIDS and malaria screening and care, populations remain particularly affected by infectious diseases. There are 67% of the 33 million HIV-positive people in the world and nearly 1.8 million new cases every year. Malaria remains the leading cause of death among children under 5 and the leading cause of work absenteeism for adults.
DIABETES AND HYPERTENSION
For several years, epidemiological data have shown that the burden of noncommunicable diseases is increasing in Africa. Diabetes, once considered a rare disease, was already affecting 12 million people in 2010. Over the next 20 years, sub-Saharan Africa is expected to record the largest global increase in the number of diabetes cases and reach 24 million by 2030 Hypertension is already affecting 28% of the adult population in Africa and is expected to become one of the leading causes of cardiovascular events and deaths.
This responsible approach makes it possible to become aware of the stakes, early screenings and preventive actions to limit the number of cases or the severity of a pathology. Quality medical care can also slow the progression of a disease and keep your workers in a state of health compatible with their functions.
The human and economic impact of HIV became, in the late 1990s and especially early 2000, a concern for entrepreneurs in Africa. In France, it was within the French Council of Investors in Africa (CIAN) that the first reflections on the subject were launched. These reflections led to the creation in May 2003 of the association SIDA-ENTREPRISES. After several years and with the experience gained, ENTREPRISES & SANTÉ has changed its name by opening up to the management of new pathologies, such as malaria, diabetes and hypertension.
ENTREPRISES & SANTÉ aims to help companies define their health policy and assist their subsidiaries in Africa in their implementation. These programs educate and sensitize employees and their families, and even providers and surrounding communities, about HIV / AIDS, malaria and other chronic diseases and promote their access to testing and care services, including confidentiality