The Aurum Institute is a non- government organization (NGO) established in 1998 by AngloGold Ashanti to research the surveillance, treatment and management of epidemic, occupational and other diseases occurring amongst mineworkers. Aurum focuses on the on TB and HIV prevention, treatment and care.
Aurum Institute worked in 4 correctional facilities in the Bonjala District of North-West province. Correctional facilities were reported to have a cure rate 10% lower than the national average. Some main activites included active case detection, INH preventative therapy and TB infection control. They trained correctional centre healthcare workers in infection control and intensified case finding and IPT implementation. By working with Correctional Services, Aurum Institute helped alleviate the burden on the District Health Authority.