Basic Statistics

From the WHO, 2012

Population 13.7 million

Life Expectancy 58

Regional Average: 58

Under 5 Mortality 90/1000 live births

Regional Average: 95/1000 live births

Maternal Mortality Ratio 470 deaths/100,000 live births 

Regional Average: 500 deaths/100,000 live births

HIV prevalence 9969/100,000 individuals 

Regional Average: 2774/100,000 individuals

Physicians per Capita .6/10,000 

Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel: 36% 

Regional Average: 67%

Out of Pocket Expenditure (% of Total Health Exp.) 49.2% 

Global Average: 17.8%

Government Expenditure (% of Total Health Exp.) 39.5% 

Global Average: 59.7%

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+ Burden of Disease

Diseases contributing most to Years of Life Lost, 1990 and 2010 figures (from Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation)

Red=communicable neonatal/maternal/nutritional causes, blue=noncommunicable disease, green=injuries

To learn more about Zimbabwe's burden of disease, check out the following sources:

IHME's Global Burden of Disease country profile

Zimbabwe's Report on Progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (including commitments to reduce maternal mortality, child mortality, HIV, TB and malaria)

Zimbabwe's progress on Non-Communicable Disease (including trauma, hypertension, COPD, diabetes, and cancer)

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