Newcrest Mining and Harmony Gold recognise the increasing impact of COVID-19 on Provincial Health Authorities and their ability to keep their frontline health workers safe.
In response, Newcrest and Harmony have provided the Morobe Provincial Health Authority (MPHA) with essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The delivery included items such as face shields, masks, gloves, and coveralls.
Morobe Provincial Health Authority Chairman David Wissink thanked Newcrest and Harmony for their continued support to the province.
“It’s during these trying times that we need to work together with key stakeholders to address the pandemic and existing health issues in the province. These critical supplies will help to keep our health workers and our people safe,” added Mr Wissink.
Bernard Kavanamur, Harmony General Manager, Resource Development & Corporate Affairs, reinforced the miners’ commitment to assisting PNG in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Harmony and Newcrest are pleased to provide assistance to Morobe Province, where the PPE and medical equipment are much needed by the frontline workers to support the fight against COVID-19.”