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Helping Develop Thriving and Resilient Communities: Nestlé's Partnership with the IFRC

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Nestlé is committed to enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. To do this it works alongside partners to create shared value, contributing to society while ensuring the long-term success of its business.

The company’s longest partnership is with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Together they are delivering safe water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH) to rural communities across Africa.

General Mills Works to Make the Cocoa Sector More Sustainable

by Gina-Marie Cheeseman
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The cocoa industry has a dirty secret. Child labor is way too common in West Africa. Over 70 percent of the global cocoa supply comes from two West African countries: the Ivory Coast and Ghana. Farmers supplying companies with the chocolate they use in their products receive little for the cocoa. That means they are unable to hire laborers to harvest the crop, and child labor is widely used as a result. A Tulane University report found that in 2013 and 2014, 2.26 million children in Ghana and the Ivory Coast worked in cocoa production.

Newmont Reducing Cases of Holes in the Heart in Ghana

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Investing in the wellbeing of our host communities is part of our mission as a sustainable and responsible mining company. In Ghana, we recently partnered with the Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF) to help save the life of Daniel Darkwa, a three-year-old boy suffering from atrial septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus, a rare condition that creates “holes” in the wall separating the top two chambers of the heart.

Biodiversity Conservation Demonstrating Gains in Ghana

Newmont Manages Biodiversity Impacts in Ghana
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Newmont works to continually improve how we manage impacts from our activities on biodiversity and related ecosystems. This includes defined strategies for protecting water, air, soil and food sources on which both our operations and nearby communities rely. At our Akyem mine in Ghana, a fresh water dam constructed to support production activities is helping to replenish populations of a migratory water bird and support a healthy ecosystem in the region.

For First Time, 10,000 Ghana Cocoa Farmers Able to Receive Premium Payments by Mobile Phone

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  • Payment of 2 million Ghana Cedis (GHS) is made to 10,000 Ghana cocoa farmers via mobile phone
  • Licensed Buying Company (LBC) makes first premium payment since it was established
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  • Payment of 2 million Ghana Cedis (GHS) is made to 10,000 Ghana cocoa farmers via mobile phone
  • Licensed Buying Company (LBC) makes first premium payment since it was established

New Merck for Mothers Blog: The Host Shining a Light on Maternal Health Around the World

The Big Questions with Ivy Prosper
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Ivy Prosper is a television host, producer and speaker. She's also an advocate for the empowerment of women and for their maternal health rights. She currently works as a producer on documentary projects telling stories in Africa. She is also developing a line of handbags and accessories where a portion of sales go towards maternal health needs in Ghana. 

What’s your connection to maternal health and how did you get involved?

Case Study: Fostering Inclusion and Diversity

Newmont's Commitment to Recognize and Respect the Communities in which we operate.
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Our commitment to recognize, respect and leverage each other's differences and similarities extends beyond the mine and into the communities where we operate.

To learn more, visit http://sustainabilityreport.newmont.com/2016/

Denver Donation Brings Benefits to Ghana Women’s Group

Newmont's Business Resource Group gives to a Great Cause
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At Newmont’s Ahafo mine in Ghana, the Women’s Consultative Committee (WCC) provides financial assistance to local female entrepreneurs through a revolving fund established to provide micro loans and credit to women with small-scale business ventures.

Whole Planet Foundation Funds New Partner in Ghana

This blog post comes to us from Brian Doe, WPF Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East.
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In April 2017, Whole Planet Foundation signed a contract with a new microfinance partner in greater Accra called ID Ghana. To gain insight into the bustling Makola market in Accra, it may be helpful to read this 2015 article in the New Yorker profiling Ghanaian business owners.

Sandoz Announces Winners of Inaugural Healthcare Access Challenge (Sandoz HACk)

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  • Three winners, chosen by expert panel at Wired Health 2017 in London, identified innovative approaches to address access challenges in Ghana, the Maldives and the Philippines.
  • Winning ideas proposed novel ways to use mobile technologies to connect patients with caregivers and essential medicines.
  • Sandoz invited young people worldwide to “reimagine access to healthcare” – arguably the largest unmet medical need.
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  • Three winners, chosen by expert panel at Wired Health 2017 in London, identified innovative approaches to address access challenges in Ghana, the Maldives and the Philippines.
  • Winning ideas proposed novel ways to use mobile technologies to connect patients with caregivers and essential medicines.
  • Sandoz invited young people worldwide to “reimagine access to healthcare” – arguably the largest unmet medical need.

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