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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.

1223: Removal of Barriers to the Introduction of Cleaner Artisanal Mining and Extraction Technologies

07 May 2010


Health Assessment in Kadoma, Zimbabwe Final Report.pdf