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Watch informative video created on the progress being made in the fight against Malaria in Ghana with Indoor Residual Spraying.

WORLD GOLD COUNCIL - Healthcare of Gold Producing Countries, 24 April 2014 –
http://www.gold.org/gold-mining/gold-development/healthcare

The World Gold Council’s Members operate in many of the world’s lowest-income countries. These countries often lack developed health care services, and face the enormous task of dealing with poor nutrition and communicable diseases, including HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.

Gold For Health - Ghana Spotlight click here to watch

Dr. Trevor Keel - Head of Technology, reports on the progress being made in the fight against Malaria in Ghana.

According to the World Health Organisation, HIV has claimed more than 25 million lives in the past 30 years. Of the 34 million people currently living with the disease, 69 per cent live in sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria is also prevalent in the developing world—and Africa in particular, where 91 per cent of the estimated 660,000 deaths from the disease in 2010 occurred.

As well as the human cost of these epidemics, there is a considerable economic one. Illness and morbidity are a challenge for all segments of society, including business. Responsible mining companies see shared value in helping host countries to tackle public health challenges and improve the quality of life for their employees and host communities through corporate social responsibility programmes and occupational health initiatives.

Our Members work around the world on community health programmes to tackle the threats of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. One specific example of this is the progress being made in the fight against malaria in Ghana, which has involved several of our Member companies with operations in the country. We have produced a video to help tell this story, and contribute to this year’s World Malaria Day (25 April 2014).