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).


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

A series of working papers in French have been published, which resulted from this project as well as the FWO EOS project. The working papers are available here.

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