Case Study ART
ART draining resources and potentially jeopardizing the relationship Anglo American has established with the South African government, the only recommendation I can give Anglo American is to drop its current ART program and find a more effective and efficient way to fight AIDS in Africa, while still maintain a positive relationship with the government of South Africa.
Because such a large percentage of its workforce consists of migrant workers who are more likely to acquire and spread HEADWINDS, should Anglo American adopt the policy of not hiring migrant workers?
Should the South African government close the doors to migrant workers? Due to the fact that a majority, about a fourth, of Its workers are migrant workers, adopting a policy that prohibited the employment of migrant workers and the termination of current migrant workers would severely damage the company and essentially put Its production at a standstill In T south Attract Implemented a policy that closed its doors to migrants to prevent the spread of AIDS, it would destroy South Africans economy by loosing its attractiveness as a country with a plethora of labor, thus driving businesses away.
On the other hand, it could attract people looking for labor opportunities or living space that have a lower chance of contracting HIVE/AIDS compared to the rest of Africa. Ghana is a prime example of a country closing its borders to protect its citizens from Bola, causing it to be a place for many Africans to want to live and work in, due to the fact that it is “safer” than the countries that still have open borders.
What role do pharmaceutical companies play in responding to the HEADWINDS epidemic in South Africa? What policies or courses of action would you recommend to a company that produces HIVE/AIDS drugs? Pharmaceutical companies play an important role in the fight against the AIDS epidemic in Africa since they are the suppliers of life saving medicine that is distributed to those infected.
Some current roles they have are selling their medicine at subsidized rates for easy access to the people in Africa, collaborating with the government of South Africa to create strategies and implement ways to better distribute their medicines to stop HIVE/AIDS, etc. So for the most part, pharmaceutical companies are mainly there to “clean up” the effects of HIVE/AIDS by providing retirement medicine to those infected, so I would recommend that the companies became more proactive opposed to reactive.
In this, I imply that pharmaceutical companies invest in research and development projects that can find a cure rather than a treatment. Another suggestion I could recommend pharmaceutical companies is to become more socially responsible and possibly team up with charity organizations like RED to provide AIDS/HIVE medication for free to those in need while also demanding implementations of new policies that will reduce the spread of AIDS/ HIVE from the government of South Africa.
Elsewhere in the chapter, we described the more aggressive policies of the Brazilian and Thai governments in the battle against HIVE/AIDS. Should the South African government adopt a similarly aggressive approach? Why or why not? Although the simple logic would be miss, Africa should take aggressive actions to fight AIDS,” there are many reasons why they shouldn’t. For starters Africa already provides low priced, top quality HIVE/AIDS medicine to its citizens through subsidiaries rather than creating its own unlicensed generics like Brazil and Thailand.
This can be en as a “positive” move on Africans part since they didn’t create a product using back door methods that messed with the market price of licensed AIDS/HIVE medicine, thus giving them a better chance for pharmaceutical companies to offer better prices on other drugs or even invest in R&D for Africa primarily. In addition, if the situation in Africa worsens, and they do have a aggressive policy, aid from other countries won’t come so easily since they already have an aggressive policy implemented and, essentially, can take care of themselves. So not only did Africa manage to keep the