20,000 outbound medical travellers from Zimbabwe per year


Professor Mthuli Ncube also stated 20,000 or more Zimbabweans spend US$400 million a year on outbound medical tourism.

Most go to India, as there are medical tourism agents in Zimbabwe who get paid by Indian hospitals. Local doctors in Zimbabwe are also acting as agents for foreign health facilities. 

In June, the Zimbabwe government banned the multicurrency regime and brought back the Zimbabwe dollar as the sole legal tender. This was after it was realised that there were financial market distortions as a result of the abuse of the US dollar.

The healthcare system in Zimbabwe is out-dated, inadequate and inefficient. The government has stated that it is committed to investing in the health sector infrastructure across the country, to improve the quality of service delivery and attracting back local medical professionals who have gone to work in other countries.



Do you have some news or a press release that you’d like to share with the medical travel industry?

Publish for FREE on IMTJ.


Related News

Cleveland Clinic broadens business

22 September, 2020

New Cleveland Clinic healthcare partnerships

Australia medical travel

18 September, 2020

Australia outbound medical tourism on hold

Kenya outbound medical travel

16 September, 2020

Bill regulates referrals of Kenyan patients abroad

Reversing Indonesia’s medical travel flow

16 September, 2020

Can Indonesia develop medical tourism at home?

Dubai medical tourism statistics

16 September, 2020

4% growth in medical travel to Dubai, 2019