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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)

Summary: 
  • 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.

The Global Health Corporate Champions – Second Cohort Arrives in Ghana

SAP, Dow, WE Communications, and PIMCO join cross-corporate pro bono collaboration
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WASHINGTON, D.C., February 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The Global Health Corporate Champions’ second cohort arrived in Accra, Ghana to collaborate with four exceptional organizations striving to advance health conditions throughout the country. This cross-corporate pro bono team—comprised of highly skilled employees from SAP, the Dow Chemical Company, WE Communications, and PIMCO—is a unique innovation in pro bono, leadership development, and action learning programming.

PYXERA Global Announces Global Health Corporate Champions II Cohort

Participants from Dow, WE Communications, PIMCO, and SAP Selected for Immersive Leadership Experience in Ghana
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WASHINGTON D.C., January 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - PYXERA Global is thrilled to announce that the second Global Health Corporate Champions cohort will include the Dow Chemical Company, WE Communications, PIMCO, and SAP. The Global Health Corporate Champions (GHCC) is an activity of U.S.

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