Supporting the wellbeing of our host communities is one of the ways we practice sustainable and responsible mining.
In September, we continued our ongoing partnership with the Denver-based non-profit, Project C.U.R.E., by donating funds for medical equipment and supplies to health centers in Ghana’s Asutifi North and South Districts. As neighbors to our Ahafo mine, these communities represent one of our most valuable stakeholder groups.
“Health is so important, and we are grateful to Newmont for the donation,” said George Mensah, Coordinating Director of the Asutifi North District Assembly. “We will make sure these supplies go a long way to achieve the best results for the people of the Brong Ahafo Region.”
The items we donated to the health centers included surgical beds, respirators, physical therapy equipment and other critical media supplies and tools. The selection was determined by the special requirements of each individual institution. Nearly 20 towns and districts stand to benefit from the donation.
To date, we have donated 49 containers of medical equipment and supplies to various facilities across Ghana’s Brong Ahafo and Eastern regions.
“Health and safety is one of our core values,” said Richard Adu, Newmont Ahafo’s Community Development Superintendent, and who believes the new equipment and supplies will foster self-determined development.
For over a decade, we have worked with Project C.U.R.E. – the world’s largest provider of donated medical equipment and supplies to developing countries – to improve lives in the communities surrounding each of our operations. Our donations in support of the organization’s innovative and life-saving health care efforts have now exceeded $1.2 million. Other recent successes include the delivery of free medical clinics in our host nations of Suriname and Peru.
To learn more about the ethics and governance that inform our commitment to responsible mining, visit our sustainability report, Beyond the Mine.