Communicable and non-communicable diseases cause serious health problems in Kenya, affecting not only the health and financial situation of individuals but also the productivity of the country. Employers are facing growing economic losses due to health issues among their employees.
With HIV and AIDS being among the major burden of disease, the Government of Kenya has put measures in place to mainstream the response to this problem in all sectors. HIV and AIDS workplace programs have been established in public sector workplaces and private sector companies. In recent years these workplace programs have been broadened to promote other health initiatives on conditions such as TB, malaria, and alcohol and drug abuse, among others. Employee Wellbeing Programs are run in many workplaces.
The number of interventions on prevention of diseases and promotion of health at the workplace are growing, and the need for documenting their impact and effects has also grown. Managers and company owners need to know the health problem of their employees in order to target the interventions to reduce loss due to sickness and thereby increase (or maintain) productivity.
In this context, GIZ has developed a tool that projects the costs and benefits of employee wellbeing programs. In partnership with the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute the Cost-benefit Projection (CBP) tool assists employers to calculate the loss of productivity in terms of the cost of workdays lost, and evaluates the effectiveness of workplace interventions to reduce this loss of workdays (net-benefit).
The CBP tool was initially developed by GIZ Ghana and recently adjusted to a Kenyan context. This report describes the phase of adjusting the tool in Kenyan and includes
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