TANZANIA

Transmitting Electricity, Not Aids

Symbion Power partnered with the Corporate Council on Africa to develop the ‘Sambaza umeme si ukimwi’ (Swahili for ‘Transmit Electricity, not Aids’ or SUSU) programme. The programme worked to encourage the reduction of high-risk activities associated with HIV/ Aids transmission, provide education on proven prevention strategies and practices and promote health-seeking behaviour among its workforce and in the communities where Symbion worked.

As a company with expertise in the developing world, Symbion recognizes that health and economic growth are deeply interconnected, both in the workplace and in the communities to which it brings power lines, and with its workforce. Symbion’s commitment to empowering Tanzanians in their fight against HIV/AIDS is parallel to its commitment to capacity building and skills transfer in its power and electricity projects.