AngloGold Ashanti is a global gold mining company with 19 operations on four continents and is listed on the New York, Johannesburg, Accra, London, and Australian stock exchanges, as well as the Paris and Brussels bourses. Geita Gold Mine (GGM) is AngloGold Ashanti Limited’s wholly owned and managed operation in Tanzania, located near the shores of Lake Victoria.
It is the largest single gold mining operation in Tanzania. One of AngloGold Ashanti’s core values is that communities and societies in which we operate will be better off for AngloGold Ashanti having been there. Thus we are committed to partnering and supporting initiatives that address key community and sustainability issues.
The Geita Gold Mine Kilimanjaro HIV/AIDS Committee, requests your support for the 18th Edition of the annual Kilimanjaro Challenge HIV/AIDS challenge, which takes place in June 2020.
The Kilimanjaro Challenge has grown from humble beginnings since its’ inception in 2002 to a multinational event, which has raised in excess of USD 500,000 per annum in recent years.
The Geita Gold Mine Kilimanjaro Challenge was launched in 2002 to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Tanzania, provide financial support to hospitals, orphanages, and other HIV/AIDS organizations, provide support and reduce discrimination against people living with AIDS. The funds are also used to educate people about lifestyle changes, which have led to a reduction of new infections in the country. Several local initiatives such as the provision of a medicine cold room, refurbishment of the Tuberculosis, Maternity and Pediatric Units at Geita District Hospital have helped reduce mother to child infections and reduce deaths from secondary infections and diseases.
The 2013 climb brought the total number of climbers to have participated in this great event to more than 500 from almost 20 countries across the globe. More than 30 NGO’s countrywide have benefited from the Kilimanjaro challenge, with several of the smaller NGO’s relying heavily on the support of the funds raised by the annual event.
Since the inception of the Kilimanjaro Challenge in 2002, the percentage of HIV/AIDS infections in Tanzania has dropped from 13% to 5.1%, which is real evidence of how effective the impact the event has had on combating HIV/AIDS in the country.
The Geita Gold Mine Kilimanjaro Challenge provides individuals and organizations with an opportunity to improve the quality of life for people living with AIDS and also provides opportunities and care for the families and children of those who have died as a result of the disease.