Gold and Health - How Gold Mining Supports Local Healthcare

Gold and Health - How Gold Mining Supports Local Healthcare

Golden Star Resources provides National Health Insurance Scheme coverage for all its Ghanaian employees and their immediate families, as well as providing mine site clinic access for some 5,600 people (employees and their registered family) for 2012. Golden Star Resources has upgraded its local clinics to better provide services to its employees. As part of their corporate responsibility programmes, Golden Star built a health centre at Nsadweso, an Outpatients Department at the Prestea Government Hospital, nurses quarters at Bogoso, a mini-clinic at Brakwaline, and a community health post at Bondaye. Golden Star is a supporter of Project C.U.R.E. (www.projectcure.org), which, since 2003, has delivered 29 containers of medical equipment to Ghana, serving over 18 million people. In partnership with the German aid agency GIZ, Golden Star delivers health and wellbeing programmes to its employees and to its stakeholder communities.