Tenke Fungurume Mining, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Funds Two New Health Centers

Apr 22, 2014 9:00 AM ET
The new health centers will provide the populations of Kuvumbi and Kilusonsa with access to medical care.

April 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Two new health centers, one in Kilusonsa and another in Lumbwe, have been built with funding from the Tenke Fungurume Mining Social Community Fund.

Each health center has an area of 592 square meters which consists of two observation rooms, a consultation room, a treatment room, a recovery room, a laboratory, a pharmacy, a delivery room, a maternity ward and an antenatal consultation service.

These two health centers will be managed by the Fungurume Health Zone. The Chief Medical Officer of the Zone, Doctor Nathan Kanabwingi, commented on this donation: “Once inaugurated, these health centers will benefit the populations from Kuvumbi and Kilusonsa, who previously had to travel long distances to get access to medical care. Now, they will have access to curative and preventive medical services within their villages, including antenatal and pre-school consultation services and immunization service.”

TFM has committed to contribute 0.3 percent of net sales amounting to a total contribution of approximately $15.7 million as of December 2013. The Fund is directed by representatives from the Tenke and Fungurume communities, the Provincial Government of Katanga, and TFM who manage the funds for local community development projects in areas such as education, health, agriculture and infrastructure.

For further information about Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.’s social investment commitments, please see: http://www.fcx.com/sd/community/comm_invest.htm

Please see the 2012 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report for more information on Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.’s social, economic and environmental efforts: http://www.fcx.com/sd/pdfs/WTSD_2012.pdf