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Only a multisector approach can win the fight against HIV/AIDS. The SBC supports the National strategic plan against HIV/AIDS of the government, and will support the government as much as possible with its prevention campaigns.

The official launch of the SBC were on 1 December 2005. The CEO's of 7 large Surinamese companies signed then at home of the Dutch ambassador a declaration of intention to jointly commit themselves against HIV/AIDS in the workplace.

Jointly deliverance of tailored policy; Information exchanges; Exchanges of "best practices"; Parts of the investment in prevention; platform function; Support of  the middle and small companies.

No, small and medium companies can also become members. For more information about SBC and our membership, contact us at: info@surinamebusinesscoalition.org

The SBC has close links with the VSB. For this reason the VSB also has meeting in the governing board. The coordination of the SBC is indispensable for an efficient and effective coordination of HIV/AIDS activities of Surinamese companies.

The SBC is a collaboration of a number of companies that collectively wish to develop sustainable policies in the fight against HIV / AIDS at the workplace.

In the first phase the SBC gets financial support for the Dutch embassy. Eventually the members will make contributions themselves.

The SBC is a member of the PANCAP (the Pan Caribbean Business Coalition) and takes meeting in their Steering Committee. Moreover the SBC is a member at the World Forum for worldwide business Coalitions. Direct contacts with other National BC's have not yet been made, but certainly will be in the near future.

At first there the following companies applied: Staatsolie, Suralco, Billiton BHP, Kersten, Fernandes, Parbo and Rosebel Gold Mines. Meanwhile the Surinam Alcoholic Beverages has also joined as a member.