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Dr. Lazurus Zanamwe

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Lazurus. Zanamwe
Ph.D in Demography (University of Leeds), M.A. in Population Studies (University Leeds), B.A. Hons in Geography (UZ), Grad CE (UZ).
Key Research Areas: Climate Change Education Awareness and Training, Youth Development, Census Data Analysis, Migration Profiles, Reproductive Health.
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Referred journals
1. Zanamwe, L. (1988) The relationship between fertility and child mortality in Zimbabwe. African Population Conference, Vol. 2,
2. Zanamwe, L. (1991) Age and sex characteristics of the population of Zimbabwe: An analysis based on the 1982 population census’. Geographical Journal of Zimbabwe, Vol. 19.
Zanamwe, L. (1994) HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe: A review of the extent of the epidemic. Geographical Journal of Zimbabwe. Vol 22.
3. Zanamwe, L. & Zinyama, M. (1998) Who is going down South? Gender differences in cross-border movements of Zimbabweans to South Africa’ Geographical Journal of Zimbabwe, Number 29.
4. Zanamwe, L. (2010) AFSUN Policy Briefs, Harare, May 2009 ‘The state of urban food insecurity in Southern Africa. Urban Food Security Series, No. 2
5. Zanamwe, L. (2012) The state of food insecurity in Harare, Zimbabwe. Urban Food Security Series No. 13.
6. Zanamwe, L., Sibanda, G., Musademba, D. & Chihobo, H.C. (2013) A feasibility study to the application of biogas technology to solving peri-urban sanitation problems. A case for Harare. International Journal of Renewable Energy Development.

Books and book chapters
1. Zanamwe, L. (1997) ‘Population growth and landuse in the Manyame Catchment area’, in N. Moyo (ed) LakeChivero: The polluted lake, Chapter 11. Harare: UZ Publications.
2. Zanamwe, L. Living on the margins, the case of the elderly in Zimbabwe’, in Jussila H, Majoral R. and Mutambirwa C.C. (eds, 1999) Marginality in Space - Past, Present and Future, Chapter 10, Ashgate, Hampshire, UK.
3. Zanamwe, L., * Runganga, A. (2005) Dynamic contextual analysis of young people’s sexual health’. Human Behaviour Research Centre
4. Zanamwe, L. (2007) ‘Population, gender and the environment’, in The MEPP handbook on the Environment in Zimbabwe, DGES,
5. Zanamwe, L. (1994) Youth sexuality and reproductive health in Zimbabwe: problems and prospects. Harare: Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council.
6. ‘Zanamwe, L. Zimbabwe population sectoral assessment’, Population Technical Assessment Project, Arlington, VA, USA., (1995)
7. Zanamwe, L. (2007) Child labour baseline survey’, Coalition Against Child Labour in Zimbabwe, Harare, 2007
8. Zanamwe, L. (2010) Migration in Zimbabwe: A country profile 2009’, Harare: Zimbabwe Statistical Agency & IOM.

Dr. Naomi N. Wekwete

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Naomi N. Wekwete
Ph.D. in Applied Population Studies (Exerter, England), MSc Population Studies (UZ), BSc (Hons) Economics (UZ). 
Key Research Areas: Fertility, Infant and Child Mortality, Maternal Health, Adolescent Reproductive Health Issues, HIV and AIDS Intervention and Evaluation, Migration, Gender and Economic Development
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  1. Wekwete N.N., Rusakaniko S and Zimbizi G., (2016). National Adolescent Fertility Study Harare: Ministry of Health and Child Care.
  2. Wekwete N.N. (2014) Gender and Economic Empowerment in Africa: Evidence and Policy Issues. African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). Journal of African Economies, pp 1-41.
  3. Wekwete N.N., Sanhokwe H., Murenjekwa W., Takavarasha F., and Madzingira N. (2014) The Association between Spousal Gender Based Violence and Women’s Empowerment among Currently Married Women aged 15-49 in Zimbabwe: Evidence from the 2010-11 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey. African Population Studies, 28(3), pp.1413-1431.
  4. Gwavuya S., Murendo C., Wekwete N.N., and Takavarasha F.(2014) Maternal Iron and Vitamin A Supplementation and the Nutritional Status of Children in the 2010-11 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey.DHS Working Papers No. 109 (Zimbabwe Working Papers No. 10). Rockville, Maryland, USA: ICF International.
  5. Wekwete N.N., Jokomo Z and Masuko L. Impact of HIV and AIDS on the Mining Sector in Zimbabwe: The Case of a Gold Mining Company. Chapter to a book, CODESRIA.Accepted for Publication.
  6. Wekwete N.N. (2013). “Challenges of Young Mothers Living with HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe” in Wangulu E.F. ed.Towards an HIV-free Generation: Addressing sexual and reproductive health needs of young people and women. 91-100. Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and SAfAIDS, KIT, South Africa.
  7. Wekwete N.N. and Manyeruke C. (2012) Strengthening Research Capacity in Africa: Gender, sexuality and politics with a strategic focus on the lives of young women. Feminist Africa, Issue No. 17: 91-101.
  8. Wekwete, N.N. (2010) Adolescent Pregnancy Challenges in the Era of HIV and AIDS: A Case Study of a Selected Rural Area in Zimbabwe. Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  9. Wekwete, N.N. & Madzingira N. (2009) Girls’ Vulnerability to HIV and AIDS: The case of Murehwa District, Zimbabwe. African Population Studies, Vol. 23, p.27-44.
  10. Wekwete N.N., Jokomo Z. and Masuko L., 2008, “The Impact of HIV and AIDS on the Mining Sector in Zimbabwe: The Case of a Gold Mining Company”. Research Brief No. 14/2008, CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal.
  11. Wekwete N.N., (2004) Gender, Food Security and Poverty in Southern Africa. MWENGO.
  12. Wekwete N.N. (1998) “Implications of Economic Structural Adjustment Program on Population and Environment: The Case of Shamva District”, in Masuko L (ed.) Economic Policy Reforms and Meso-Scale Rural Market Changes in Zimbabwe: The Case of Shamva. IDS Book Publication, p. 3-53.
  13. Francis-Chizororo M., Wekwete N., and Matshaka M. (1998) “Family Planning, Women’s Participation in Development: The mediating effects of gender” in Mhloyi M. (ed) Women’s Participation in Development – The Role of Family Planning, p. 71-89.
  14. Wekwete N.N., (1998) National Youth Reproductive Health Survey 1997. Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council Publication, Harare.
  15. Piotti B. and Wekwete N.N. (1998) Health and Demography – Background paper for the 1998 Zimbabwe Human Development Report.
  16. Meekers D. and Wekwete N.N. (1997) The Socio-Economic and Demographic Situation of Adolescents and Young Adults in Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Further Analysis. Calverton, Maryland; Macro International Inc.
  17. Wekwete N.N. (1994) "Status of Women and Fertility in Zimbabwe", in Muhwava W. (ed.) The Demography of Zimbabwe: Some Research Findings.Earthware Publishing Services, Harare. p. 1-27.
  18. Maponga O. and Wekwete N.N. (1990) Technology Generating Institutions in Zimbabwe. Consultancy report.
  19. Maya R.S. and Wekwete N.N. (1989) Issues and Prospects for Coal Utilization in Zimbabwe's Rural Households. ZIDS Research Report.
  20. Wekwete N.N.(1989) Introducing Systems Dynamics in National Planning. ZIDS Working Paper.


Published Articles

  1. Musizvingoza R. and Wekwete N.N. (2018) Factors Facilitating Risky Sexual Behaviour among Youths in Mufakose. African Population Studies, 2(1):3903-3916.

Dr. Stanzia Moyo

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Stanzia Moyo
D.Phil in Demography (UZ), MSc. (UZ), BSc. Geography and Environmental Studies (ZOU), Certificate in Demographic Methods and Analysis (The Netherlands), Dip Education Gweru Teachers College.
Key Research Areas: Male Reproductive Health Issues, Population projections, Migration, Child Malnutrition and Family Planning.
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  1. Stanzia Moyo and Marvellous Mhloyi (2017). Factors Underlying Concurrent Sexual Partnering among Men in a Rural Set-Up: A Case Study of Rural Mhondoro-Ngezi, Kadoma, Zimbabwe. Zambezia, 1(44), 1-20.
  2.  Stanzia Moyo and Oswell Rusinga. (2017). Contraceptives: Adolescents’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices. A case study of rural Mhondoro-Ngezi District, Zimbabwe. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 21(1), 49-63.
  3.  Ennedy Zvoma, Stanzia Moyo and Oswell Rusinga. Parenting Practices and     Adolescents’ Behaviour in Selected Children’s Homes of Harare, Zimbabwe. (2016). Zambezia, 43(i 2016), 1-23.
  4. Oswell Rusinga, Stanzia Moyo and Liveson Tatira. (2016). Sex Bait or Love? The Changing meaning of Gifts in the Shona Culture of Courtship: A Case Study of Youths in Mucheke Suburb of Masvingo City in Zimbabwe. Zambezia, 42(1/2), 17-39.
  5. Dodzo, M.K., Mhloyi, M., Moyo, S., Masawi-Dodzo, M. (2016) Praying until Death: Apostolicism, Delays and Maternal Mortality in Zimbabwe. PLOS ONE Science Journal, | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0160170, pp1-19
  6.  Moyo, S. (2016) Men’s knowledge about prostate cancer: a case study of rural Mhondoro-Ngezi, Kadoma District, Zimbabwe. European Journal of Cancer Care, 2016, DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12493, p1-9
  7. 3. Soko, M., Moyo, S., Rusinga, O., & Zvoushe, A. (2015) Risk factors of HIV infection among farm workers at Rattray Arnold Research Farm in Goromonzi district, Zimbabwe: a qualitative study. African Journal of AIDS Research, 14(4), p343-351.
  8. Moyo, S., Mhloyi, M., Chevo, T., Rusinga, O. (2015) ‘Men’s Attitudes towards Voluntary Male Circumcision May Be Hindering Demand’: A Qualitative Study In Rural Mhondoro-Ngezi, Zimbabwe. Global of Public Health, 10(5-6), p708-720.
  9. Mukanangana, F., Moyo, S., Zvoushe, A. & Rusinga, O. (2014) Effects of Gender Based Violence on Women’s’ Reproductive Health: A Case Study of Hatcliffe residential Area, Zimbabwe. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 18 (1), p110-122.
  10. Moyo, S. (2013) Male Reproductive Health seeking Behaviour in a Rural Set-up: A case Study of Mhondoro-Ngezi. Zambezia, XXXX(i), p1-24.
  11. Moyo, S. (2013) Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Attitudes towards Male Infertility in Mhondoro-Ngezi, Zimbabwe, Journal of Culture, Health and Sexuality, 15(6) p669-681.
  12. Moyo, S., Zvoushe, A., & Gamba, L. (2013) Fertility Transition in Zimbabwe between 1999 and 2006: A Formal and Social Demographic Approaches. Journal of Social Science Research, 2(6), p173-180.
  13. Moyo, S., & Muhwati, I. (2013) Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Causes and Intervention Strategies of Male Infertility: A Case Study of Mhondoro-Ngezi, Zimbabwe. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 17(2), p89-101.
  14. Stanzia Moyo, S., Zvoushe, A., & Rusinga, R. (2012) Factors affecting the use of male-oriented contraceptives: a case study of the Mukarati community, Zimbabwe. Open Access Journal of Co ntraception, 3, 37–48
  15. Rusinga, O., & Moyo, S. (2012) Determinants of Child Malnutrition in Changazi Ward in Chimanimani District, Zimbabwe, Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies (JETERAPS), 3 (3): 187-192.
  16. Moyo, S., & Zvoushe, A. (2012) Factors underlying early sexual initiation among adolescents: A Case Study of Mbare District, Harare, Zimbabwe. International Multidisciplinary Research Journal, 2012, 2(12), p.22-30.
  17. Gamba, L., Moyo, S., & Zvoushe, A. (2012) Factors undergirding Fertility transition in Zimbabwe: A comparative analysis of the 1999 and 2005-6 Zimbabwe Demographic Health Surveys. International Multidisciplinary Research Journal, x(x), p1-16.
  18. Moyo, T., & Moyo, S. (2011) The ‘New History Phenomenon’ and Implications to History Teaching in Harare. Zimbabwe Journal of Education, 23, (3), p302-313
  19. Rosewita Murutare, R., Moyo, S., Mujuru, P., & Moyo, T. (2010) ‘The Forgotten Women’: The Case Study of Reproductive Health Issues of Women living with Disabilities in Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Journal of Education, 22(2), p151-169.
  20. Moyo, S & Rusinga, O. (2012) Finland: Population Projections and Economic Implications. Saarbrucken, Lampert Academic Publishers.
  21. Moyo, S. & Rusinga, O. The importance of Reproductive Health Education to Contraceptive Use among Adolescents in Mhondoro-Ngezi, Zimbabwe. African Journal of Reproductive Health.


Published Articles

  1. Stanzia Moyo, Portia Manangazira, Lovejoy Gamba (2018). The Determinants of Childhood Diarrhoea in Zimbabwe: Further Analysis of the 2015 Zimbabwe Demographic Health Survey. The Tropical Journal of Health Sciences, 25(3), p7-14.

Prof Marvellous M. Mhloyi

Chairperson & Associate Proffessor

Prof Marvellous M. Mhloyi
Bio, qualifications, academic appointments: Ph.D. in Demography (Pennsylvania), M.A (Pennsylvania). BSc. (WEST Chester). BA. (Logos).
Key Research Areas: Reproductive Health including Fertility and Family Planning, Health Intervention Programmes, Population Policy and Development, HIV/AID interventions monitoring and evaluations, Mitigating and Enhancing Effects of Gender.
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1. Marvellous M. Mhloyi: Walking the Walk (2012), Amazon publishers
2. Mhloyi M, Makoni P. and Katsinde C, (2007), HIV and AIDS Module WUC100, Women’s University.
3. Mhloyi M. (ed.): Women and Development in Zimbabwe - The Role of Family Planning. Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Harare, pp.1-129.

Book Chapters
1. Mhloyi M. 1998. ‘Theoretical Framework’, in Mhloyi M. (ed.): Women and Development in Zimbabwe - The Role of Family Planning. Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Harare, pp.1-9.
2. Mhloyi M. 1998. ‘Status of Women and reproduction: A Historical Perspective’, in Mhloyi M. (ed.): Women and Development in Zimbabwe - The Role of Family Planning.Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Harare, pp.10-31.
3. Mhloyi M. 1998. ‘Family Planning and Women’s Participation in the Development Process’, in Mhloyi M. (ed.): Women and Development in Zimbabwe - The Role of Family Planning. Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Harare, pp.32-52.
4. Barnett B. and M. Mhloyi. 1998. ‘Look Who’s Talking: Policy-makers, Community Members and researchers Discussing Population and Development issues – Workshop proceedings’, in Mhloyi M. (ed.): Women and Development in Zimbabwe - The Role of Family Planning. Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Harare, pp.108-120.
5. Mhloyi M. 1998. ‘The Socio-Economic Determinants of Population Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: From Bucharest to Cairo: Keynote Address 2’, in Amelie Berger (ed.): Twice Humanity. Uppsala, pp.17-18.
6. Mhloyi M. 1996. ‘Socio-Cultural Milieu, Women’s Status and Family Planning’, in United Nations: Family Planning Health and Family Well-Being. UN, Bangalore, pp.61-68.
7. Mazur R. and Mhloyi M. 1994. ‘Women's Work and Fertility in Zimbabwe - Ending Underdevelopment with Change’, in Adepoju and Oppong (eds.): Gender, Work and Population in Sub-Saharan Africa. pp.132-156.
8. Mhloyi M. 1994. ‘Fertility Transition in Zimbabwe’, in Locoh T and V. Hertrich (eds.): The Onset of Fertility Transition in Sub- Saharan Africa. IUSSP, Liege, pp. 87-104.
9. Mhloyi M. 1994. ‘Factors Underlying Reproductive Behaviour in Africa: Special Reference to Zimbabwe’, in The Challenge of Complexity: Third World Perspectives on Population Research. Sarec Documentation, Harare, pp.33-57.
10. Mhloyi M. 1994. ‘Status of Women, Population and Development’, in Caldwell J.C. (ed.): ICPD’94 Distinguished Lecture Series on Population and Development. IUSSP, Dakar, pp. 5-23.
11. Ankrah E.M., Mhloyi M.M., Manguyu F. and Nduati R.W. 1994. ‘Women and Childrenand AIDS’, in Essex M. et al. (eds.): AIDS in Africa. Raven Press, New York, pp.533-546.
12. Basset M.T. and Mhloyi M. 1993. ‘AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases: An Important connection’, in Berer M. and S. Ray: Women and HIV/AIDS: An International Resources Book. Pandora Press, London, pp. 128-141.
13. Basset M.T. and Mhloyi M. 1993. ‘Women and AIDS in Zimbabwe: The making of an Epidemic’, in Women’s Health, Politics and Power. Baywood Publishing Co. Inc., London, pp.269-283.
14. Mhloyi M. and Mhloyi G.D. 1992. ‘Socio-Cultural Determinants of HIV Infection in Zimbabwe’, Pandu Wijeyaratne, (eds.): Gender, Health and Sustainable Development. IDRC, Ottawa, pp.9-21.
15. Mhloyi M. 1992. ‘Population Problem, The Modern Contraceptive Technology Solution and its Socio-Economic and Cultural Viability’, in Prah, K.K (ed.): Culture, Gender, Science and Technology in Africa. Harp Publications, Windhoek, pp.106-117.
16. Mhloyi M. 1992. ‘The Psycho-social Aspects of AIDS’ in Rossi G.B et al (eds.): Science Challenging AIDS. Basel, Karger, London, pp.159-174.
17. Mhloyi M. 1992. ‘Women, AIDS and Reproductive Issues’, in Mann J. et al (eds.): AIDS in the World 1992. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, pp.373-375.
18. Mhloyi M. 1991. ‘The ‘Determinants of Fertility in Africa under Modernization’ in IUSSP: African Population Conference. IUSSP, Liege, pp. 2.3.1-2.3.22.
19. Mhloyi M. 1990. ‘Perceptions on Communication and Sexuality in Zimbabwe’, in Rothblum E. and Cole E. (eds.): Women's Mental Health in Africa. Harrington Park Press, New York, London, pp.61-73.

Journal Articles
1. Dodzo M. K., Mhloyi M., Moyo S. & Masawi-Dodzo M. (2016) Praying until Death: Apostolicism, Delays and Maternal Mortality in Zimbabwe. PLOS ONE Science Journal PLOS ONE, | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0160170, pp1-19

2. Moyo, S., Mhloyi, M., Chevo, T., Rusinga, O. Men’s Attitudes towards Voluntary Male Circumcision May Be Hindering Demand. A Qualitative Study In Rural Mhondoro-Ngezi, Zimbabwe. Global of Public Health, 2015, 10(5-6), p708-720.
3. Mhloyi M. (1998) Identity Formation: Problems and Prospects: The Case of Zimbabwe Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 29(2), pp.243+.
4. Lurie P., Bishaw M., Chesney M.A., Cooke M., Fernandes M.E.L., Hearst N., Katongele- Mbide E., Koetsawang S., Lindan C.P., Mandel J., Mhloyi M., and Thomas T.J. (1994) ‘Ethical, Behavioral and Social Aspects of HIV Vaccine Trials in Developing Countries’, Journal of the American Medical Association, 271, pp.295-301.
5. Cosminsky S., Mhloyi M., and Ewbank D. (1993) Child Feeding Practices in a Rural Area of Zimbabwe, Journal of Social Science and Medicine, 36(7), pp.937-947.
6. Mhloyi M. (1992) Fertility Levels and Trends in Zimbabwe. Zambezia, XIX (ii), pp.79-97.
7. Mhloyi M. (1991) AIDS Transition in Southern Africa: Lessons to be Learned. Reports on Health and Development in Southern Africa. Spring/Summer, pp.44-49.
8. Basset, M.T. and Mhloyi, M. 1991. ‘Women and AIDS in Zimbabwe: The making of an Epidemic’. International Journal for Health Services, 21(1), pp.143-156.
9. Mhloyi, M. (1990) Perceptions on Communication and Sexuality in Zimbabwe. Women and Therapy, 10, pp. 61-73.
10. Mhloyi M. (1986) Fertility Determinants and Differentials. The Case of Kenya and Lesotho. Zambezia, XIII (ii), pp.81-107.
11. Mhloyi M. (1986) Issues on Contraception. Journal for Social Change and Development, 13, pp.14-16.

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Programmes Offered

  • MSc Population Studies
  • D.Phil

Description & Entry Requirements
The department offers two programmes, namely; Masters in Population Studies; and D.Phil.  To qualify for admission into the MSc Population Studies Degree, a prospective candidate must have the following: an appropriate good Honours degree (at least a 2.1) in Social Sciences from a reputable University; and a good pass in Mathematics at “O” Level (B or better). The MSc Population Studies programme is offered in two years on Full-time basis. The entry requirement for the D.Phil. programme is an overall pass in Demography of Population Studies from a recognized University.

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