Kwekwe General Hospital during the Rhodesian era

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland: Health

  • The Federal Government was responsible for public health
  • The Ministry of Health built hospitals that were well equipped with specialists and drugs in major cities
  • Rural clinics were also built with some being expanded
  • The Federal Government also subsidized non-governmental health institutions such as mission hospitals
  • A Medical School to train medical doctors was opened at the university and it was affiliated with the Birmingham University
  • Nurse training in Salisbury and Bulawayo began t
  • The government also began making efforts in the preventive medicine in fighting diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and bilharzia

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