ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Zimbabwe 1894-1969:Health in Rhodesia
- Health standards for the workers were very poor
- Workers in mines could easily be injured or get killed in accidents
- Mine workers were not given adequate protective clothing resulting in many work-related injuries
- Africans also contracted diseases and suffered from malnutrition
- There no medical treatment for African workers
- Health services were racially structured as white hospitals were better staffed and equipped than black ones
- Black hospitals and clinics were understaffed, overcrowded and had limited drug supplies with rural clinics being the worst
- Whites had better living conditions and suffered less from diseases
- Maternal and infant mortality rates was very high for Africans
- Life expectancy was pegged at 49.8 for African males whilst it was 66.9 years for white males
- Africans relied mainly on hospitals built by missionaries for medical treatment
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