Health and environment in Congo’s gold 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. The research was funded by University of Antwerp’s Global Minds programme (VLIR-UOS).


All publications, conference presentations, health education material, photo essay, information on the field visits, and much more, can be found on the project website.