DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Building on an eleven-year partnership, Project C.U.R.E. and Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) (“Newmont”) today announced a three-year agreement to deliver at least $8 million in medical supplies – as well as life-saving training for health care providers – to developing countries, including Ghana, Indonesia, Peru and Suriname.
The agreement calls for Newmont to contribute $200,000 a year for the next three years toward Project C.U.R.E.’s innovative health care efforts.1 The two organizations will also exchange health care knowledge, experience and contacts in the countries where both operate. Newmont employees will continue to volunteer to help Project C.U.R.E. gather and pack medical supplies, and those traveling to targeted countries will also have the option to bring a 50-pound C.U.R.E. kit for donation to a local health facility.
“This partnership has really been a full integration of both of our organizations,” said Dr. Douglas Jackson, President/CEO of Project C.U.R.E. “The goal is to create infrastructure improvement, so that the whole system gets better. We want the employees at Newmont, the stakeholders and all the communities around the mine sites to be healthy.”
Since 2004, Newmont has contributed a total of $1.2 million to Project C.U.R.E.’s global health care efforts, including:
- Delivering nearly $9 million in medical supplies and training for health care personnel in Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Peru and Suriname
- Donating critical support – including protective gear, isolation facilities and thermal scanners – to help combat the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa
- Providing supplies for wound care and medical examinations at health facilities in Haiti during the cholera outbreak
- Supporting neonatal resuscitation training as part of a “Helping Babies Breathe” program, and sponsoring a four-day medical clinic for nearly 1,000 people near Newmont’s operations in Ghana
- Providing medical supplies to six health care facilities in Suriname near Newmont’s Merian project
“Newmont is proud to continue its support for the life-saving work Project C.U.R.E. does in developing countries around the world,” said Elaine Dorward-King, Newmont’s Executive Vice President for Sustainability and External Relations. “Our two organizations are aligned in purpose, and our partnership gives us the means to improve lives by equipping health care professionals with the resources, tools and training necessary to help people in need.”
About Project C.U.R.E.
Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Currently, Project C.U.R.E. maintains large distribution warehouses in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Texas and Tennessee, and smaller collection centers in 15 U.S. cities. Because of the dedication of more than 17,000 nationwide volunteers, two to three cargo containers of life-saving aid leave Project C.U.R.E.’s warehouses weekly. Last year alone Project C.U.R.E. benefited from 92,193 volunteer hours spent collecting sorting and inspecting medical donations and packing outbound cargo containers. That equals 46 years or 2,300 weeks of 40-hour work weeks.
Today, Project C.U.R.E. is bridging the staggering health resource gaps in the developing world by empowering doctors and nurses with the tools they need to treat disease, deliver vaccines, perform life-changing surgeries and ensure safe childbirth. Since its founding, Project C.U.R.E. has reached patients, families and children in more than 130 countries. Project C.U.R.E. is the recipient of the GuideStar Exchange Silver Seal, the Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating and has been ranked by Forbes as one of the 20 Most Efficient Large U.S. Charities. Learn more at www.projectcure.org, on Facebook and on Twitter @projectcure.
Newmont is a leading gold and copper producer. The Company employs approximately 28,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at managed operations in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Ghana, Peru, Suriname and Indonesia. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by its leading technical, environmental, social and safety performance. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.
1 Newmont will contribute $200,000 toward Project C.U.R.E.’s innovative health care efforts around the globe this year, and the partnership agreement provides for continuation of this funding level in 2016 and 2017, contingent upon performance, program needs and annual budget approvals.