Newmont Mining partners with Project C.U.R.E to provide medical supplies
Newmont Mining Corporation has announced a three-year agreement with Project C.U.R.E to deliver $8 million in medical supplies, including training for health care providers, to assist the organization in providing life-saving initiatives to developing countries.
According to Mining Global, the partnership will see the US-based mining company contribute $200,000 a year for the next three years as well as provide health care knowledge, experience and contacts to care providers in countries such as Ghana, Indonesia, Peru and Suriname.
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As part of the agreement, Newmont employees will also volunteer with the organization to gather and pack medical supplies, including providing those traveling to targeted countries with 50-pound C.U.R.E kits for donation at local health facilities.
“This partnership has really been a full integration of both of our organizations,” said Dr. Douglas Jackson, President/CEO of Project C.U.R.E. “The goal is to create infrastructure improvement, so that the whole system gets better. We want the employees at Newmont, the stakeholders and all the communities around the mine sites to be healthy.”
Newmont has worked with Project C.U.R.E for the past 11 years, contributing a total of $1.2 million to the organization’s global health care efforts and assisting in a wide array of initiatives, including:
• Delivering nearly $9 million in medical supplies and training for health care personnel in Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Peru and Suriname
• Donating critical support - including protective gear, isolation facilities and thermal scanners - to help combat the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa
• Providing supplies for wound care and medical examinations at health facilities in Haiti during the cholera outbreak
• Supporting neonatal resuscitation training as part of a "Helping Babies Breathe" program, and sponsoring a four-day medical clinic for nearly 1,000 people near Newmont's operations in Ghana
• Providing medical supplies to six health care facilities in Suriname near Newmont's Merian project
Established in 1987 by James Jackson, Project C.U.R.E (Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment) is dedicated to bridging the health resource gap around the world by empowering doctors and nurses in developing countries with the tools needed to treat diseases, provide vaccines, and perform surgeries and delivery safe childbirth.
“Newmont is proud to continue its support for the life-saving work Project C.U.R.E. does in developing countries around the world,” said Elaine Dorward-King, Newmont’s Executive Vice President for Sustainability and External Relations.
“Our two organizations are aligned in purpose, and our partnership gives us the means to improve lives by equipping health care professionals with the resources, tools and training necessary to help people in need.”
LG launches purpose-built smart TV for hospitals
LG Business Solutions USA has announced two new hospital TVs that are designed to improve patient management and engagement while adhering to critical safety standards for healthcare facilities.
One of the TVs is LG's biggest ever screen for a hospital - the 65-inch 4K Ultra HD model. It has LG’s NanoCell display technology, enabling it to display vivid pictures, and provides built-in support for hospital pillow speakers and embedded broadband LAN capability, so hospitals can deliver video on demand without requiring a separate set-top box in the patient room.
It also includes configuration software with an intuitive interface for setting up the TV to work in a hospital setting, plus a software-enabled access point feature that turns the TV into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The second TV screen is the 15-inch Personal Healthcare Smart Touch TV with a multi-touch screen. It is designed to be installed on an adjustable arm for use in shared spaces or smaller patient rooms and will support LG's new, modular LG AM-AC21EA video camera, and HD video communication.
Both include support for video conferencing, and are UL Certified for use in healthcare facilities, a global safety standard. They also feature LG’s integrated Pro:Centric hospital management solutions, allowing hospitals and LG’s patient engagement development partners to personalise a patient's room, providing entertainment, hospital information, services, patient education, and more.
Additionally its communication platform makes it possible to conduct video calls between patients and clinicians or family.
“Our newest LG hospital TVs reflect ongoing feedback from the industry and include capabilities integrated to meet the unique needs of a critical market” said Tom Mottlau, Director of Healthcare Solutions, LG Electronics USA.
“Our healthcare patient engagement development partners requested an upgradable version of webOS for our Pro:Centric smart TV platform so they could more easily introduce new features for their hospital customers. For the latest versions of webOS, LG worked closely with our partners to make their request a reality and to deliver a hospital TV platform that can evolve over time.”