Barrick Marks World AIDS Day with New Clinics in PNG and Tanzania

Author: Barrick Gold Corporation, Published on: 29 November 2007

On…World AIDS Day, a newly rebuilt health clinic providing HIV/AIDS services will open near Barrick's Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea…The…clinic will provide voluntary HIV/AIDS counselling and testing (VCT) for mine employees and the wider community…Barrick's HIV/AIDS prevention efforts encompass both an internal program for mine employees and an external program for the rural Porgera Valley… At the company's Tulawaka mine in Tanzania, construction of the new Mavota clinic has now been completed for use as an HIV/AIDS VCT centre and to improve primary health and maternity care for area villages…

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Related companies: Barrick Gold Porgera (joint venture Barrick Gold & Mineral Resources Enga)