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HIV/AIDS Knowledge attitudes and practices survey of mining workers

Start date:
2011-12
Completion date:
2012-02
Client:
Department of Health, Mongolia
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DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT:     

The Government of Mongolia has shown increasing political commitment to HIV/AIDS prevention and control. In this respect, this knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) survey was funded solely by the Government to understand the risks of HIV/AIDS in the rapidly developing mining sector. This population group is large and highly mobile and therefore is at high-risk of transmission of HIV/AIDS. Through this project the Government of Mongolia sought evidence to inform policy development, which will in turn create an effective and sustained national response to HIV/AIDS with the involvement of the private sector.

The KAP survey conducted by IRIM involved 300 workers in the three major mining companies – Energy Resources, Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi and Oyu Tolgoi operating in Umnugobi aimag. Moreover, in-depth interviews were conducted with a total of 20 mining workers, as well as with managers and directors of mining companies.

DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED:     

  • IRIM designed the KAP survey methodology and instruments and conducted relevant pilot testing in Tuv aimag;
  • The data collection was carried out among the target population using the KAP questionnaire and in-depth interviews.
  • The data collected was processed using SPSS 17.0 software and various statistical analyses such as cluster analysis, factor analysis, dispersion, correlation and logical analysis were employed. The qualitative data was analyzed using the QDA Miner software. 

A final survey report was developed and submitted to the Client.  

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