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dc.contributor.authorNyandoro, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-19T13:09:31Z
dc.date.available2016-07-19T13:09:31Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationNyandoro, M. (2011). Historical overview of the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe (2008-2009). Journal for Contemporary History, 36(1), 154-174.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0285-2422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3386
dc.descriptionThis article was presented as a paper at the Southern African Historical Society Conference held at UNISA, Pretoria, from 22 to 24 June 2009.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article provides a historical overview of the 2008-2009 cholera pandemic in Zimbabwe. Its main hypothesis is that this outbreak revealed serious health status implications that were not unconnected with a malfunctioning economic and governmental order. The epidemic, of pandemic proportions, has deep-seated historical roots in the country’s economic meltdown. Furthermore, it is linked to the exclusion of local municipal authority from its traditional water-governance role. The article discusses the epidemic and evaluates the country’s disaster preparedness, bearing in mind that this outbreak was by no means the first in Zimbabwe. At the policy level, sanitary reforms were vital in view of the lukewarm government response to what was a very real national state of emergency. Drawing on an array of United Nations (UN), Red Cross, Ministry of Health and media perspectives on the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, the article focuses on the debate about the erosion of what was a good health system in Africa and the degeneration of a previously sound water, health and sanitation infrastructure.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFaculty of the Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_US
dc.subjectCholeraen_US
dc.subjectZimbabween_US
dc.subjectPandemicen_US
dc.subjectDisaster preparednessen_US
dc.subjectHealth systemsen_US
dc.titleHistorical overview of the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe (2008-2009)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_US
dc.rights.holderFaculty of the Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_US


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