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AngloGold Ashanti Donates to KCCR to support Breast and Prostate Cancer Awareness and Research

AngloGold Ashanti, Obuasi Mine, has presented a check for Thirty-Seven Thousand, Seven Hundred and Six Ghana Cedis (GHS 37,706) to the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) to help promote awareness creation and research into breast and prostate cancer. The funds were raised in collaboration with contractors of AngloGold Ashanti, Obuasi Mine.

Under the theme ‘BOOBS and BALLS’, AngloGold Ashanti Ghana in collaboration with its contractors undertook a fundraising initiative where employees donated as part of their contribution towards further research to develop early detection methods, treatment options as well as prevention campaigns for all.

Speaking on behalf of the Mine, the Human Resource Information Systems Officer, Susana Ndede said the Mine has been carrying out awareness creation and fundraising since 2019 to help fight breast and prostate cancer. She added that per their previous partnerships with KCCR, she believes they will use the funds for its intended purposes.

Dr. Mrs. Augustina Angelina Sylverken, Senior Research Fellow at KCCR, who is also a senior Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, after receiving the check thanked the Mine for the kind gesture and called for increased funding for cancer awareness. She added that some men still think breast cancer is a women disease and therefore men need no checkup. This calls for more awareness creation.

“We shall use this money to create awareness and carry out more research into breast and prostate cancer” she ended.

Senior Research Fellow at the KCCR and senior lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Dr Alexander Kwarteng also advised men at the age of 30 and above to visit the hospital for prostate cancer check from time to time.

AngloGold Ashanti Ghana Obuasi Mine dedicated the month of October to create awareness for breast and prostate cancer as their contribution to awareness creation.

During the period, AngloGold Ashanti Ghana, in collaboration with AngloGold Ashanti Health Foundation ran series of breast cancer screening for its workers, their dependents, contractors and community members, as well as fundraising campaigns.

About AngloGold Ashanti

AngloGold Ashanti is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. As at 31 December 2018, their portfolio of 14 operations in nine countries included long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types, located in key gold-producing regions around the world. These operating assets were supported by three greenfields projects in a tenth country and a focused global exploration programme. Their operations and greenfields projects are grouped into the following regions: Continental Africa, Americas, Australasia and South Africa. Their business activities span the full spectrum of the mining value chain — from exploration through mining to the production of refined gold and its sale.

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