Corporate social responsibility in public health provision: Community members’ assessment

Williams AGYEMANG-DUAH*, Francis ARTHUR-HOLMES, Augustus Kweku SOBENG, Prince PEPRAH, Jennifer Mengba DOKBILA, Evelyn ASARE, Joshua OKYERE

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

Abstract

Mining companies often deliver various health interventions for respective mining enclaves yet, majority of these services often apply a top-down approach with limited community involvement. Thus, this paper explored communities’ satisfaction of health interventions by the Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) in Asutifi South and North Districts of Ghana. A descriptive cross-sectional and mixed-method study involving a convenience sample of 145 community members was conducted. Approximately, 60%, 52%, 51% and 52% of the respondents were respectively satisfied with dust suppression measures, health education/awareness creation, malaria control programmes and provision of alternative sources of drinking water by the NGGL. While health promotion and prevention strategies have been helpful, these were far below the expectations of the community members. More importantly, the participants expected to be provided with modern health facilities and opportunity to participate in local institutions’ decision-making process in the delivery of these services. We, therefore, recommend that the NGGL should intensify its efforts towards public health improvement in its enclaves as part of its corporate social responsibility.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalCogent Medicine
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Public health
  • mining
  • social responsibility
  • Ghana

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