Newmont Ghana is helping to bring orthopedic training and equipment to people in need. Through its sponsorship of a recent fundraising dinner and a $2,000 donation to Ghana’s Orthopedic Training Center (OTC), Newmont Ghana helped the OTC rewire the children’s department and facilitate 26 monthly trips to regions that desperately need orthopedic services.
Ghana’s OTC conducts physiotherapy and hydrotherapy. They offer classes for children who either suffered accidents or were born with deformities. It also serves adult amputees and manufactures orthopedic shoes, shoe prostheses, leg braces, splints, and artificial legs and arms, as well as splints for some 6,000 patients annually.
At the Australian High Commission-hosted charity dinner, which raised nearly $11,000 (GH¢16,878), William Williams, the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, said “the support provided by [Newmont] and other sponsors was essential to making the event a successful one.”