Zimbabwe
NMO GENERAL INFORMATION
Zimbabwe ZIMSA
LANGUAGE
REQUIRED LANGUAGE
English, Shona, Ndebele, Chewa, Chibarwe, Kalanga, Nambya, Ndau, Shangani, Tonga, Venda
English
(GMT+02:00) Harare, Pretoria
United States dollar
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Zimbabwe (ZIMSA) - Harare - University of Zimbabwe

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Ringisai Mugadza
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WELCOME NOTE
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Welcome to Zimbabwe!!! If you're looking for a quality elective attachment, then consider your search over. Come and join over a thousand medical students for the best hands-on attachment guaranteed!!
OVERVIEW
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in Southern Africa known for its dramatic landscapes and diverse wildlife. We have a tropical climate and so have perfect weather all year round. Most of our country is savannah, but don't worry though, there aren't any lions just roaming around!

Our history is culturally, politically and economically rich with much emphasis on the rise and fall of empires that came together to build our great nation. In terms of industry, we have always been a farming nation (which earned us the nickname: The bread basket of Africa). We have many different cultures dominated by the Shona and Ndebele ethnic groups.

From Zambezi to Limpopo, the tourism sector will not leave you wanting. Home to one of the nine wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls; as well as the culturally profound Great Zimbabwe and the big five at Hwange National Park (to name but a few) our beautiful country will not dissapoint. 


HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
In Zimbabwe, the public healthcare system remains the largest provider of health care services, complemented by Mission hospitals, health care delivered by non governmental organisations and a fast growing private sector.

Zimbabweans continue to experience a heavy burden of disease due to infectious illness such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhoeal disease and other vaccine-preventable diseases, as well as health related issues affecting pregnant women and neonates. however, the incidence of non-communicable diseases has been on the rise. 

The healthcare system faces many challenges including shortage of skilled professionals as well as an eroded infrastructure with ill equiped hospitals. the introduction of user fees has also been a major barrier to accessing basic health care for most of the vulnerable populations in Zimbabwe. However, several policies and recovery plans are being implemented to address some of the challenges being faced in the health sector. 



MEDICAL EDUCATION
At the moment, there are two medical universities in Zimbabwe, one at the College of Health Sciences of the University of Zimbabwe in Harare ( which is the oldest founded in 1963) and one in Bulawayo at the National University of Science and Technology.

At present, there are more than 1200 medical students in training. The program is spread over five years, the first two years being pre-clinical with some introduction to clinical courses, and the remaining three years being devoted to clinical studies.
TRANSPORTATION
The main mode of transport is by road, with taxis making up most of the public transport.
SOCIAL PROGRAM
An amazing social program awaits you, including seeing the sites around Harare and partaking in the various social events Zimbabwe has to offer. We will offer one activity for free and students will have to cater for the cost of the rest on their own therefore participatuion is totally your own decision.
MUST SEE
There is a plethora of must see attractions, most of them rather far from Harare unfortunately, but it will absolutely be worth your while to check them out!!! Here is a short list
-Victoria falls
-Victoria Falls national park
-Hwange national park
- Matobo National park
-Chimanimani district
-National gallery of Zimbabwe
-Chapungu sculpture park
-Chinhoyi caves
-Great Zimbabwe ruins
CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
None to really talk about. Unlike other African countries, there is no distinct tribal lines in Zimbabwe, and we also do not have any distinct cultural dress as Zimbabweans. however  our culture is the same as you would see in the whole of Southern Africa with the spirit mediums and wearing of animal skin on special holidays.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
we hope you enjoy and leave Zimbabwe wanting to come back with your children