Miners at Mongbwalu Hospital in Ituri province, North-eastern DRC. The miners work independently and without any protections and often suffer debilitating injuries. The hopsital had these miners in for treatment of TB. Others suffer from other severe respiritory illnesses. The miners often use mercury to seperate gold from other sediments and may be at risk from mercury exposure. The hospital strughles to treat for known diseases like TB and has no advanced equipment to measure possible mercury poisoning..