Water Sustainability, Infrastructural Inequity, and Health in Small-Scale Gold Mining Communities in Ghana
- led to the implementation of neem seed oil production operations in Ghana that offer women new economic opportunities and better health for their families by avoiding mercury exposure associated with ASGM.
- produced resources and recommendations to assist on-going national initiatives and policy changes for ASGM in Ghana, as well as efforts in Ghana and other countries who will become parties to the United Nations Environment Program's recent global treaty on mercury pollution, the Minamata Convention, which has entire articles devoted to the ASGM sector.
- yielded over 20 peer-reviewed publications, including a special journal edition in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, and 10 presentations at international and local conferences. The study's new data contributed immensely to understudied aspects of ecological and human health in ASGM areas and in some cases are among the first studies in Ghana to provide data on their respective topics, and in some cases, the first in sub-Saharan Africa.