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Zimbabwe

Demographic Data:

  • Total Population: 15,245,855
  • Population under 15: 41.6%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 57.5 years
  • Human Development Index: 155 out of 188 
  • World Bank Status: Low Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 16.7%
  • Mean Household Composition: 4.1 persons
  • Female-Headed Households: 44.6%

Sources: World Bank, UNDP, DHS 2010-11

 

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Zimbabwe Education Cluster (Save the Children & UNICEF),

This brief from the Zimbabwe Education Cluster presents details on the humanitarian needs and response in Zimbabwe due to the COVID-19 crisis, including the acute needs of orphans and vulnerable children, children with disabilities, and others.

John Ringson - New Ideas in Psychology,

This article is a qualitative phenomenological study seeking to examine the perceptions, views and feelings of the orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), care-givers and community leaders on their experiences with Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM) as a material and psychosocial support intervention in Zimbabwe.

A. Makuyana, S. P. Mbulayi, S. M. Kangethe - Children and Youth Services Review,

This qualitative study used a case study design to explore the manifestations of the core psycho-social deficits associated with children domiciled in child headed households.

Ringson, John and Chereni, Admire - African Journal of Social Work,

This paper examines the efficacy of extended family system in OVC care and support in the Gutu District of Zimbabwe.

Kurevakwesu, Wilberforce and Chizasa, Simbarashe - African Journal of Social Work,

The authors of this article contend that the government of Zimbabwe adopted traditional practices of child welfare in its National Orphan Care Policy, yet it did not also bring the apparatus (Ubuntu) which made the traditional practices successful in traditional society.

Clifford O. Odimegwu - Family Demography and Post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa,

This paper examines all policy and laws related to families in the South, West, East and Central regions of sub-Saharan Africa.

Charles Dziro - Emerging Adulthood,

This article examines the challenges encountered by, and the opportunities available to, young adults as they transition from informal kinship-based foster care to independent living in the Bikita District of Zimbabwe.

Adrian D. van Breda & John Pinkerton - Emerging Adulthood,

The special issue of Emerging Adulthood titled “Care-Leaving in Africa” is the first collection of essays on care-leaving by African scholars. This article, coauthored by scholars from North and South, argues in favor of North–South dialogue but highlights several challenges inherent in this, including the indigenizing and thus marginalizing of African experience and scholarship and divergent constructions of key social concepts.

J. C. Makhubele, A. T. Mukushi, V. Mabvurira, F. K. Matlakala - Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social Development,

This study sought to examine the psychosocial challenges facing children in residential childcare facilities in the Mashonaland Central province, Zimbabwe.