PT Freeport-Indonesia’s Partnership Fund for Community Development (LPMAK) funds free eye treatment and cataract surgery for the community of Mimika Regency in Papua, Indonesia.
Papua Province has a high cataract prevalence. Therefore the LPMAK has engaged a number of entities including Mimika Regency’s Health Office, RSUD Timika hospital, and the foundation Yayasan Kemanusiaan Indonesia to provide free eye treatment and cataract surgery for the community.
To learn more about the Freeport Partnership Fund for Community Development, the Lembaga Pengembangan Masyarakat Amungme & Kamoro (LPMAK), please see http://www.fcx.com/sd/community/comm_indo.htm
Please see the 2014 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report for more information on all of their social, economic and environmental efforts.
KEYWORDS: Health, PT Freeport-Indonesia, partnership fund, community development, LPMAK, eye treatment, cataract surgery, Mimika, Papua, Indonesia, Freeport-McMoRan, World Sight Day