Fighting Ebola Is a Global Responsibility

Combating the spread of Ebola in West Africa and supporting the victims of this devastating disease is a global responsibility. The virus does not discriminate and defeating it will require a coordinated, global effort by governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the private sector and individuals.

Ebola training workshop for Asutifi District healthcare workers sponsored by Newmont in Ghana.

Newmont is an active participant in a coalition of private companies, government agencies and NGOs working to halt the spread of the disease in West Africa. In addition to double-matching employee contributions to the Red Cross’s relief efforts, Newmont recently partnered with other companies to finance Project C.U.R.E.’s delivery of much needed medical supplies and protective gear to impacted countries in West Africa. We also have provided vehicles, mobile accommodations and protective equipment, as well as financial support to the World Health Organization.

While there have been no reported cases of Ebola in Ghana, Newmont has donated a medical support package valued at GH¢220,000 to assist with the country’s preparations for any potential outbreak of the disease. The package includes two isolation facilities for the Brong Ahafo and Eastern regions, provision of personal protective equipment, thermal scanners, educational awareness materials and training of hospital staff.

You may find up-to-date information about the Ebola epidemic and facts about preventing the disease at International ISOS. You also may help combat the spread of Ebola by donating to the Red Cross.

Please visit our website to learn more about Newmont’s operations in Africa.


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