Zimbabwe Literature Review

This literature review (19 pages) explores the access to health services for people with disabilities in Mutasa, Mutare Urban and Mutare Rural Districts in Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe.

In this literature review, you will learn about:

  • The proportion of people with disabilities in Zimbabwe, by gender
  • The different theoretical approaches that exist to study disability, such as the charity approach, the medical approach, the social approach, the human rights approach, and the intersectional approach
  • African belief systems and understandings of disability, which according to the literature, are often interested in understanding the “why” of disability.
  • When the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities was ratified by the UN and when it was seconded by Zimbabwe
  • The latest progress on disability policy by the Government of Zimbabwe
  • The barriers faced by people with disabilities in the health system.
  • What is known as a ‘disability family’ in the literature
  • The gaps found in the literature, such as empirical data on disability rights in rural areas.

The review has been written by Poverty Reduction Forum Trust (PRFT), reviewed by Mr Wonder Phiri and Dr Kas Sempere, and edited by Dr Kas Sempere.