Bringing Healthcare To Community Doorsteps…Newmont Ghana’s Ahafo Mine Partners Project C.U.R.E

For the aged and vulnerable living in most rural communities in the country, access to healthcare for periodic medical attention remains a challenge.  

Recognizing this challenge, in addition to providing quality healthcare services to both the young and old, Newmont Ghana’s Ahafo mine in collaboration with Project C.U.R.E, a US based non-governmental organization, has organized free medical clinics for four of its host communities.

The beneficiary communities are Afrisipakrom, Susuanso,in the Tano North District  and OLA Resettlement (Kenyasi No.2) and Ntotroso Resettlement sites; in the Asutifi North District of the Brong Ahafo region.

For the past six years, Newmont Ghana has been partnering with Project C.U.R.E to organize annual clinics for its host communities. This year, a 16-member team of volunteering medical professionals supported by local community health workers as well as students from the two Community Nursing Colleges in these areas pitched camp to offer free health checks and medication to over a 1,100 people who thronged the clinic centers with various ailments.

Caring for Households

When Jennifer Pokua a resident of Kenyasi No. 2 new site, heard about the free clinic in her community, she organized her household and joined the hundreds of community members who queued up early in the morning waiting for the medical team.

 “I love their show of love and smiles when they were attending to us. They patiently listened to our concerns and the student nurses served as translators for those of us who could not speak English.  They took care of my family free of charge and gave us   medication as well. I am very happy with their service. They seem to really care about our wellbeing. I thank Newmont for organizing this clinic” Jennifer said.

Mavis Acheampomaa, a resident of Afrisapakrom was also unwell when she heard about the clinic coming to her community. She was very happy with the care given her and expressed her appreciation to the team for their kindness, expertise and for giving her medication as well as reading glasses for her short sightedness.

The traditional leader of Kwakyekrom, Ogyeahoho Adu Nkrumah Yeboah, who also participated in the health screening, thanked the team for their selflessness and lauded Newmont Ghana for the initiative. He implored Newmont to make it a quarterly activity due to the high turnout recorded.