Since 2005, Newmont and Project C.U.R.E. have partnered to bring more than $9.8 million worth of medical supplies to over 250,000 people living near our operations. Last year, Newmont renewed their three-year agreement with Project C.U.R.E. to strengthen healthcare systems in developing countries, including Ghana, Indonesia, Peru and Suriname.
Newmont’s 2016 annual donation to Project C.U.R.E. of $200,000 is currently working to facilitate neonatal training for healthcare providers as part of the “Helping Babies Breathe” program in Ghana and will contribute towards ongoing improvements in Ghana’s healthcare system.
Recently, team members from Newmont’s Ahafo operation visited a school located in Dokyikrom, one of the neighboring communities near the mine as part of ongoing health awareness programming. Sussana Abena Takyiwaa, Jennifer Gamor and Bernard Owusu distributed medical kits to nearly 150 children at Dokyikrom Basic and Junior School.
Purchased by Newmont’s employees in Denver, Colorado, the Project C.U.R.E. Kits for Kids provide families in the community with the personal hygiene and basic medical items that are often scarce in the rural areas of Ghana, including:
- Safety pins
- Hand sanitizer
- Antibiotic ointment
- Burn cream
- Nail cutters
Many of the children at Dokyikrom Basic and Junior School live over three miles from the closest medical facility. If any of them happen to hurt themselves, they may have to travel a long distance to receive care at the nearest clinic. With Project C.U.R.E.’s Kits for Kids, families are better equipped to treat minor injuries at home.
In 2014, the Newmont Ahafo team also distributed Kits for Kids to children in the neighbouring Yawusukrom community, as part of its ongoing commitment to promote the health and wellbeing of its host communities.
Learn more about Newmont’s ongoing health and safety initiatives around the world on BeyondtheMine.com and be sure to check out all the ways that Project C.U.R.E. is working to deliver health and hope to the world on their website.