Many of the findings and experiences of the HIA4SD research project are published in the peer-reviewed literature and other outlets. In addition, the country teams have developed policy brief to summarize the findings for policy makers.

Below, the links to the publications are categorized by topic. All documents are available open access.


HIA4SD project

Farnham et al. (2020): Investigating health impacts of natural resource extraction projects in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mozambique, and Tanzania: Protocol for a mixed methods study

Winkler et al. (2019): Health impact assessment for promoting sustainable development: The HIA4SD project


Health impacts of natural resource extraction projects

Cossa et al. (2023): Mozambique Science Report 2017 – 2022

Cossa et al. (2022): Assessing the effects of mining projects on child health in sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-country analysis

Cossa et al. (2021): Health studies in the context of artisanal and small-scale mining: A scoping review

Dietler et al. (2022): Industrial mining and HIV risk: evidence from 39 mine openings across 16 countries in sub-Saharan Africa

Dietler et al. (2021): Housing conditions and respiratory health in children in mining communities: An analysis of data from 27 countries in sub-Saharan Africa

Dietler et al. (2021): Impact of mining projects on water and sanitation infrastructures and associated child health outcomes: A multi-country analysis of demographic and health surveys (DHS) in sub-Saharan Africa

Dietler et al. (2020): Quantification of annual settlement growth in rural mining areas using machine learning

Farnham et al. (2022): Spatial mobility and large-scale resource extraction: An analysis of community well-being and health in a copper mining area of Zambia

Knoblauch et al. (2020): Community health impacts of the trident copper mine project in northwestern Zambia: Results from repeated cross-sectional surveys

Leuenberger, Dietler et al. (2021): Water and health in mining settings in sub-Saharan Africa: A mixed methods geospatial visualization

Leuenberger et al. (2021): Gendered health impacts of industrial gold mining in northwestern Tanzania: perceptions of local communities

Leuenberger et al. (2021): Health impacts of industrial mining on surrounding communities: Local perspectives from three sub-Saharan african countries

Leuenberger et al. (2021): “It Is Like We Are Living in a Different World”: Health Inequity in Communities Surrounding Industrial Mining Sites in Burkina Faso, Mozambique, and Tanzania

Lyatuu et al. (2021): Associations between natural resource extraction and incidence of acute and chronic health conditions: Evidence from Tanzania

Lyatuu et al. (2021): Short-term effects of national-level natural resource rents on life expectancy: A cross-country panel data analysis

Zabré et al. (2021): Changes in household wealth in communities living in proximity to a large-scale copper mine in Zambia

Zabré et al. (2021): Changes in socioeconomic determinants of health in a copper mine development area, northwestern Zambia


HIA tools & methods

Leuenberger et al. (2022): Incorporating community perspectives in health impact assessment: A toolbox

Ammann et al. (2021): Health impact assessment and climate change: A scoping review

Engebretsen & Brugger (2021): Divergent corporates: Explaining mining companies divergent performance in health impact assessments

Winkler et al. (2021): Health impact assessment international best practice principles

Zabré et al. (2021): Scoping review of the inclusion of economic analysis in impact studies of natural resource extraction projects

Dietler et al. (2020): Inclusion of health in impact assessment: A review of current practice in sub-Saharan Africa

Farnham et al. (2020): Using district health information to monitor sustainable development

Winkler et al. (2020): Current global health impact assessment practice 

Leuenberger et al. (2019): Health impact assessment and health equity in sub-Saharan Africa: A scoping review