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Zimbabwe

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Country reports presented at Tropical Community Healthcare and Research 2015, at Khon Kaen University, Thailand on 8th July 2015 by members of 13 countries.

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Zimbabwe

  1. 1. Zimbabwe Country Profile 1
  2. 2. Geographic Location located in Southern Africa 390,757 km2 (150,872 sq mi) 2
  3. 3. Divided into 10 Provinces Population around Fourteen (14) million people Life expectancy:56 yrs for men & 60 yrs for women. 3
  4. 4. Origin of Name Dzimbabwe= House of stones ancient Dwelling. no cement/ mortar Great Zimbabwe Ruins located In Masvingo South of Zimbabwe 4
  5. 5. • A total of 16 official languages, with English, Shona and Ndebele being the most common. • English is the main language used in schools and as judicial language. • Shona approx 70%, Ndebele about 30% of the population. Ethnicity 5
  6. 6. Population Distribution 40% people in Urban areas growth rate (2010-2015)=3.4 60% people in rural areas Growth rate (2010-1015) = 1.3% 6 Harare city Rural Housing High Density Housing Low Density Housing
  7. 7. Victoria Falls One of 7 Natural Wonders 7
  8. 8. Vitoria Falls • Indigenous name of 'Mosi-oa-Tunya‘ • Literally meaning the 'Smoke that Thunders' • The Largest Water Fall In the World • A width of 1,708 metres (5,604 ft) and height of 108 metres (354 ft), • Water Falls at a rate of 3,000 tonnes/second. 8
  9. 9. National Heritage 223km long- man made lake 9
  10. 10. National Heritage 10
  11. 11. Economic Indicators • Major trading partners (% of exports) 2012- South Africa (68.9), United Arab Emirates (12.4), Mozambique (7.3) ,Zambia (3.3),Botswana (1.3) • Major trading partners (% of imports) 2012- South Africa (42.2), United Kingdom (17.2), United States (7.6), China (5.6), Zambia (3.4), Mozambique (2.6) 11
  12. 12. Major Economic Drivers Sector GDP Products Agriculture 20.1% Corn, Rice, Cotton, Wheat, Tobacco, Peanuts, Meat, etc Industry 25.4% Steel, Wood Products, Chemicals, Fertilizer, Clothing & footwear, Fodd & Beverages Mining 25.4% Coal, Gold, Diamonds, Platinum,Nickel, Tin, Other Ores Services 54.5% Tourism, Non formal trade 12
  13. 13. Zimbabwe Health System • Governed by Ministry of Health & Child Care • Consists of four administrative levels; national, provincial, district and community levels. • Health Delivery system based on the Primary Health Care Approach 13
  14. 14. 14 • The health status of the nation is characterized by high infant, child and maternal mortality. • There is high morbidity and mortality across all age groups due to; – HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis, malaria, Non Communicable Diseases, malnutrition and diarrheal diseases. Health Status
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