Seminar Health in ASGM

On 10 November 2022 we organized a seminar on health in ASGM at the Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp, with contributions from different disciplines.

The presentations can be found here:

Health in ASGM_10 nov 2022 Presentation introduction

Health in ASGM_10 nov 2022_Muhanzi et al Responsible technologies

Health in ASGM_10 nov 2022_Geenen et al Women’s health

Health in ASGM_10 nov 2022_Paterne Safari

Health in ASGM_10 nov 2022_Patrick Katoto

Health in ASGM_10 nov 2022_Marijsse Scaphandre or souffleur

12.30 Prof. Dr. Sara Geenen Introduction: CEGEMI & research on health
12.45 Prof. Dr. Ben Nemery How to assess hazardous exposures in artisanal mining? Field experience from DR Congo
13.00 Dr. Gabriel Muhanzi How do technological changes in artisanal and small-scale gold mining affect the environment and communities’ health?
13.15 Prof. Dr. Sara Geenen Women who “age too fast”. Female work, bodies and health in the gold mines of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
13.30 Dr. Paterne Safari Impact of heavy metals exposure on the incidence and prognosis of congenital neural tube defects or embryogenic nervous system malformation in the mining areas of South Kivu, DRC
13.45 Break
14.00 Dr. Patrick Katoto Tuberculosis in the artisanal mining of the DRC: a neglected silent killer
14.15 Simon Marijsse Scaphandre or souffleur? Notes on underwater and underground moderations to risk
14.30 Prof. Bossissi Nkuba The race for water: preventing the upcoming water crisis in Africa’s fast growing mining cities
14.45 Discussion
15.30 End