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Working with road contractors to prevent HIV infection : experience and lessons from the Ethiopia roads sector program (English)

The Africa Region Transport Group (AFTTR) led the way in the World Bank when it included HIV/AIDS mitigating provisions within standard clauses for works contracts. Getting contractors to comply with the clauses has been challenging. The Ethiopian Road Sector Development Project (RSDP), implemented by the Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA), was the first World Bank project to work closely with road contractors to include HIV prevention clauses into road contracts. The ERA implemented HIV prevention activities within its own workplaces and also reached out to contractors and communities near project worksites. These initiatives tested approaches to designing HIV prevention activities in road construction projects. Appropriate personnel, skills and funding are basic requirements for implementing HIV prevention activities.


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    Lema, Antoine; Riverson, John; Lewi, Negede;

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    Working with road contractors to prevent HIV infection : experience and lessons from the Ethiopia roads sector program

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Lema, Antoine; Riverson, John; Lewi, Negede;

Working with road contractors to prevent HIV infection : experience and lessons from the Ethiopia roads sector program (English). HIV/AIDS - getting results Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.