South Africa is currently referred to as the “AIDS capital of the world.” The majority of people affected are the economically active population between the ages of 20 and 48. A large proportion of these infected individuals do not belong to medicalschemes and do not have access to life sustaining HIV Therapy.
The impact of an HIV/AIDS infected work-force has been recognised as one of the modern world’s main contributors to decreased productivity in Africa’s economy. This includes:
- increased absenteeism
- prejudice amongst staff
- longer staff turnaround times as staff become disabled or die;
- increase in company liability as employees without appropriate medical
scheme require company loans for medical expenses and funeral costs.
- Major effect on Company pension funds
The best investment an employer can make is to provide managed HIV/AIDS benefits to its members to avoid a decline in productivity and morale, and furthermore, to decrease the impact of this disease on the balance sheet.
LifeSense Disease Management is dedicated to its client offering of a fully integrated disease management programme that is proactive, reliable, educational and most importantly, cost effective. The programme is meticulously designed to ensure the individual living with HIV/AIDS is not only treated effectively but is also dutifully managed to ensure correct usage of medication and adherence to the specific treatment regimen.
LifeSense Disease Management is a proudly independent service provider that also delivers HIV/AIDS Management solutions to open medical schemes in accordance with strict governance practice.