Guinea Alumina Corporation – HIV Programme for Refinery Project


To contribute to the prevention and reduction of the HIV/AIDS effects along the corridor Kamsar-Boké-Sangarédi in the Guinea Alumina project intervention area.


BHP Billiton, the world largest mining company, is constructing a new mining site near the town Sangarédi. The construction works are implemented by two large companies that employ approximately 200 expatriate staff (mainly Chinese and Lebanese) and 750 Guinean workers.

The first project phase included an one-year peer education campaign with training of peer educators and distribution of condoms, posters and leaflets. A small KAP-study (knowledge, attitude and practice) will be conducted at the beginning and at the end of the campaign. Health Focus provided an expert to undertake a situation analysis, training for trainers and monitoring and evaluation of the project.

In the second phase the following intervention fields are implemented: Prevention of the sexual transmission of HIV; Promotion of voluntary counselling and testing; Support the management of PLWHA and Strengthening the HIV epidemiological surveillance in the region.

  • Technical and financial project management;
  • Situation analysis;
  • Preparation and implementation of the training of trainers;
  • Training of
  • Organisation of sensitisation sessions for company staff, the project neighbouring population and specific vulnerable groups;
  • Production and establishment of sensitisation tools;
  • Procurement for a VCT centre;
  • Conduction of a behaviour surveillance survey and a HIV prevalence survey;
  • Monitoring and evaluation;