Health Assessment in Kadoma, Zimbabwe Final Report
Kadoma is a typical small-scale mining area with approximately 235,000 inhabitants in the Midlands in Zimbabwe. Artisanal small-scale miners use mercury to extract gold from the ore. It is estimated that approximately a few hundred thousand people work and live in similar small scale mining communities all over Zimbabwe. In the selected area there is no clean and safe drinking water, no waste disposal for the toxic mercury or any other waste or human discharge. Hygienic standards are extremely low and are a reason for many infectious diseases such as diarrhoea, malaria and parasitism.
07 May 2010