The Impact of Economic Performance on Health in Zimbabwe

"The nexus between economic growth and health outcomes has been extensively studied. However the relationship between the two is not clear. Historically, decline in both infant and child mortality rates, and the fall in both male and female adult mortality rates especially since the turn of the 20th century has been attributed to a multiplicity of factors associated with economic and social advancement. These factors include rising availability of material goods, urbanization, improved infrastructure and housing, rising levels of education, improvement in personal and social hygiene, medical advances, the disappearance of slavery, and other host of significant reductions in discrimination for gender, religious, ethnic groups, etc. This research investigates the relationship between economic performance and health service delivery in Zimbabwe with the investigated causality running from the former to the latter. Thus, the main objective of the study is to investigate the impacts or effects of economic performance on health service delivery in Zimbabwe for the period 1980 to 2009."