Health in artisanal and small-scale mines

In 2021 a multidisciplinary team consisting of medical doctors, agronomists, economists and anthropologists conducted qualitative field research in Kamituga, South Kivu. They applied a variety of methods: individual interviews, focus group interviews, participatory mapping, participatory risk ranking and the study of medical files and spoke to over 100 workers and other stakeholders.

This resulted in the report La fièvre de l’or, which is available here.

A health education campaign is being developed on the basis of these findings.

Research team in Kamituga