A Study To Enhance Transparency And Accountability In The Management Of Health Related Issues In The Extractive Industries
CWGH with support from OSISA is undertaking this study in order to describe the current mining practices in Southern Africa including, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambiuque, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Namibia with a special focus on community participation in mining. In this work, CWGH seeks to conduct a review of the use of health, social and environmental responsibility approaches to promote health-related actions in the operations of extractive industries – particularly relating to the health status of communities affected by the extractive industry. The review includes the effect of extractive industries on the health of surrounding communities, people employed in the industry and direct investment by extractive industries in health infrastructure and services for the communities they operate in through corporate responsibility.
The objectives of this work are:
I. To identify and analyse tools or mechanisms that are used to monitor the health impact of the mining sector in Zimbabwe.
II. To identify organizations which are directly or indirectly involved in the monitoring of health issues in the mining industries.
III. To propose areas for further research in an effort to understand the extent to which mining activities impact on the health of workers and communities.