Kinross Gold Corporation

Community Programs to Promote Health and Well-being

In 2012, Project C.U.R.E. partnered with Kinross Gold Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company that is one of the world's leading gold producers. During the first two years of this partnership, Kinross and Project C.U.R.E. delivered five cargos of medical equipment and supplies to more than 18 medical facilities in Mauritania. Since then, Kinross has sponsored the delivery of six more containers and implemented a Helping Babies Breathe training program in the Tasiast community to reduce child mortality. Together, Project C.U.R.E. and Kinross have helped save lives in Mauritania's Tasiast mining community through more than $5 million worth of medical equipment and supplies and HBB training for nurses, doctors and midwives.

After success endeavors in Mauritania, the partnership expanded its efforts into Southwest Ghana's Chirano mining community. From 2014 to 2017, Project C.U.R.E and Kinross delivered $2.9 million worth of equipment and supplies to 23 hospitals and clinics in the area. 

Kinross will continue to increase access to quality healthcare in the communities of both Mauritania and Ghana through its partnership with Project C.U.R.E. This commitment to providing lasting benefits for these communities is one of Kinross' core values. "Our wonderful partnership with Project C.U.R.E. is not just about building buildings and having a hospital or clinic. We're also able to put in the medical equipment and supplies that are very important to the healthcare needs of these communities," said Mike Sylvestre, Regional Vice President for Africa at Kinross.