DENVER -- The University of Colorado School of Medicine today released baseline health assessments recently conducted of communities in proposed gold mining regions in Ghana and Peru. Newmont Mining funded an independent evaluation by the School of Medicine prior to initiating mining operations in those regions.
Copies of the Executive Summaries from each location are available.
Dr. Richard D. Krugman, dean of the CU School of Medicine, said, "As with many developing countries, these assessments identified common health challenges in impoverished regions. Our team recognizes that health concerns may extend beyond vaccinations and access to healthcare. These assessments illustrate that issues such as illiteracy and poor sanitation services can place a great …