MMC collaborates with ITF for HIV/AIDS awareness

Magsaysay Maritime Corporation (MMC) collaborated with International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) to promote awareness on HIV/AIDS and to boost job opportunities for HIV-positive Filipino seafarers.

As part of the collaboration, ITF will provide technical support to help MMC make its Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) on HIV/AIDS more interactive and user-friendly and will also invite the PDOS trainer to attend ITF’s training program in Cebu on February 2016.

MMC will also start a campaign to remove prejudice to HIV-positive people including seafarers and review its employment policy if appropriate to provide onshore opportunities or within domestic tonnage so that affected seafarers will have easy access on immediate medical care.

MMC and ITF will also team up to observe World AIDS Day on December 1, 2015.

Source: Safety4Sea​

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