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HIV/AIDS continues to dominate the modern healthcare agenda and demand an internationally unified approach. As a global business, we recognise the important role we can play in contributing to this response.

The game-changing potential of theHealthSource

“There is a way to combat TB and HIV in the mining industry and the region at large,” says Dr Brian Brink, chief medical officer for Anglo American.

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Dr Brian Brink, Anglo American's chief medical officer

The business of fighting AIDS

The Guardian (UK) newspaper's 'Friday Interview' on 4 November 2011 saw Richard Wachman speak to Anglo American's chief medical officer, Dr Brian Brink, discussing how combating AIDS is a financial as well as moral imperative.

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Sister Moira Mashiane takes a swab from mine worker Moses Mbiza as part of a voluntary test for HIV. Sister Moira Mashiane takes a swab from mine worker Moses Mbiza as part of a voluntary test for HIV.

Thermal coal HIV/AIDS programme

In a country with the most HIV infections in the world and an adult prevalence rate of 17%, our thermal coal business in South Africa is waging a passionate campaign against the effects of a disease that has devastating impacts on society and the growth of a viable economy. In 2009 alone, an estimated 310,000 South Africans died as a result of the disease.

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Making a difference every day Bhubezi Community Healthcare Centre

Making a difference every day

The Bhubezi Community Healthcare Centre – opened by Anglo American, Virgin Unite and the US government in 2007 – is making a real difference to the lives of people living in the impoverished Bushbuckridge area of South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. Nearly 130,000 patients have visited the clinic, which sees an average of 250 people a day and it is currently providing more than 3,500 patients with ART in their fight against HIV/AIDS.

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South Africa's Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi's (far right) visits Goedehoop Colliery

Determined to make a difference

When Anglo American former Chief Executive Cynthia Carroll recently pledged $3 million of funding to help meet the significant healthcare challenges in developing economies, the world took note.

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The Bhubezi community health centre at Bushbuckridge Sir Richard Branson and the Anglo Thermal Coal team at Bushbuckridge

Supporting community health in rural South Africa

This $7.4 million project serves about 70,000 people living in 21 villages in the rural Bushbuckridge area of South Africa. The centre aims to tackle the effect of HIV/AIDS and the devastating impacts of tuberculosis and malaria.

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