The Nigerian Business Coalition Against AIDS (NiBUCAA) is a Business Membership Organization (BMO) established on February 15, 2003, as the voice of the private sector response to HIV and AIDS in Nigeria. NiBUCAA was set up to position the private sector in capitalizing on their unique strengths and proficiencies to HIV program areas and mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS in the workplace and society in general. NiBUCAA was put together on the premise that businesses have collective leadership roles to play in the multi-sectoral response to HIV and AIDS, led by the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA).
The Coalition believes the workplace represents a very good assistance; platform where information on prevention, care and support programmes can be disseminated. Our collective effort, like any other national business coalition elsewhere, is geared towards reversing the trend of the HIV epidemic, mobilizing and empowering businesses to take effective steps on HIV and AIDS within and outside the workplace. In other words, we strive to help members in their individual and collective efforts to lessen the effect of the horrendous impacts/burdens. The organized business environment offers a unique opportunity to engage millions of employees and empower them with the capacity to address the growing challenges.
Our overarching goal is to support businesses to implement HIV and AIDS workplace programmes and position members individually, as well as collectively to contribute to national response to HIV pandemic. This, we do by supporting the private sector to establish and implement HIV and AIDS workplace and community-based prevention, education, care and support programmes.