TORONTO – Kinross Gold Corp. has entered an partnership with Project C.U.R.E. to deliver US$7 million in donated medial supplies to Mauritania and Ghana over the next three years.
Kinross will provide a grant of US$167,000 per year for three years to fund the logistics surrounding the procurement and transport of the donated medical supplies, training costs for the Helping Babies Breathe program, and to support the monitoring and evaluation of the donation's impact on improving capacity, affordability, accessibility and quality of care at the recipient healthcare facilities.
The donated supplies have already begun arriving, with the first cargo container delivered to Mauritania in May. The supplies are destined for clinics on the border of Mali, where the need is particularly acute. Kinross (Kinross.com) operates the Tasiast mine in Mauritania and the Chirano mine in Ghana.
Project C.U.R.E. is a U.S.-based, not for profit organization that provides donated medical supplies from hospitals and clinics around the United States to countries in need. Under the partnership, a total of 15 ocean-going cargo containers filled with supplies, including x-ray machines, autoclaves, wheelchairs and operating tables, will be delivered. The partnership also includes support for Project C.U.R.E.'s specialized program in maternal and neonatal care, Helping Babies Breathe, which provides training to local health practitioners and provides basic equipment, such as neonatal resuscitation tools.
Go to ProjectCURE.org to find out how your contribution can make a difference.