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Prof. Farai Madzimbamuto



Academic Appointments:


Research Interests:

Education teaching, anesthesia, perioperative outcomes, post operative outcomes.

Faculty: College of Health Science
Department: Health Professions Education
Research Category: Health and Medicine


Mauchaza K, Madzimbamuto FD, Waner S. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcal aureus in Zimbabwe. Ghana Medical Journal 2016;50:68-71 DOI:
⦁ Madzimbamuto FD, Chikumba E, Lonnee H, Kashiri L, Dube NS, Shubairerwa S. Survey of Oxytocin use in Zimbabwe in postpartum haemorrhage prophylaxis during Caesarean Section. East African Medical Journal 2016;93:15-22
⦁ Moyo N, Madzimbamuto FD, Shumbairerwa S. Adding a transversus abdominis plane block to parenteral opioid for postoperative analgesia following trans-abdominal hysterectomy in a low resource setting: a prospective, randomised, double blind, controlled study. BMC Res Notes 2016 28;9(1):50. Epub 2016 Jan 28.
⦁ Mutetwa EN, Shumbairerwa S, Crawford A, Madzimbamuto FD, Chimoga T, Marange-Chikuni D. Metabolic effects of Carbon Dioxide (CO ) insufflation during laparoscopic surgery: changes in pH, arterial partial Pressure of Carbon Dioxide (PaCO ) and End tidal Carbon Dioxide (EtCO) Cent Afr J Med 2015;61(9/12)
⦁ Madzimbamuto FD. Is it possible to write a scientific paper in an African language. East African Medical Journal Vol. 92 No. 6 June 2015
⦁ Mogobe KD, Ray CS, Madzimbamuto FD et al. Non-citizens and maternal mortality in Botswana: a rights perspective Int J Mig, Health Soc Care 2014: 10(4): 220-23
⦁ Madzimbamuto FD, Ray S, Mogobe et al.:A root-cause analysis of maternal deaths in Botswana: towards developing a culture of patient safety and quality improvement.BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:231
⦁ Kediegile G, Madzimbamuto FD. Obstacles faced in conducting a clinical audit in Botswana. South Afr J Anaesth Analg: 2014;20(2): 127-131
⦁ Correspondance: Moyo N, Madzimbamuto FD, Shumbairerwa. The use of ultrasoundguided transversus abdominis plane blocks for total abdominal hysterectomy: a double-blind, controlled trial South Afr J Anaesth Analg: 2014;20(4): 6
⦁ Madzimbamuto FD, Mhiribidi P, Moyo N. Severe airway obstruction from goitre during pregnancy relieved by thyroidectomy at Caesarean section. CAJM 2013; 59(1/4):19-22
⦁ Van Broekhoven EP, Madzimbamuto FD. Assessment of burden of critical illness in a rural Botswana hospital with the use of an Early Warning Score. CAJM 2013; 59(5/8):26-32
⦁ Letter: Nyakatawa G, Chifamba NH, Madzimbamuto FD. Drug Shortages in Canadian Anaesthesia – a National survey. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 2013; 60:1158–1160
⦁ Letter: Machaya T, Dube NS, Mauchaza K, Madzimbamuto FD. Assessment of block height for satisfactory spinal anaesthesia for Caesarean section. Anaesthesia July 2013
⦁ Ray S, Madzimbamuto FD, Ramogole-Masire D et al. Review of maternal deaths in Botswana in 2010. S Afr Med J 2013; 103(8): 537-542
⦁ Madzimbamuto FD, Ray S, Mogobe et al.: Integration of HIV care into maternal health services: a crucial change required in improving quality of obstetric care in countries with high HIV prevalence. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:27. Doi:10.1186/1472-698X-13-27
⦁ Tsima B, Madzimbamuto FD, Mash B. Use of oxytocin in Caesarian Section at Princess Marina Hospital, Botswana. Af J Prm Health Care Fam Med 2013; 5(1):\Art#418 ⦁
⦁ Ray CS, Madzimbamuto FD, Fonn S. Activism: working to reduce maternal mortality through civil society and health professional alliances in sub-Saharan Africa.Reproductive Health Matters May2012; 20 (39):40-49
⦁ Madzimbamuto FD. Comparison between MMed Anaesthesia programmes in SADC Region. AJHPE 2012;4(1): 22-27
⦁ Madzimbamuto FD. Developing anatomical terms in the Shona language. S Afr J Med 2012; 102: 132 -135
⦁ Madzimbamuto FD. Book Review: Duramazwi reUrapi neUtano. Cent Afr J Med 2011;57:11-13
⦁ Todd C, Ray CS, Madzimbamuto FD, Sanders D. What is the way forward for health in Zimbabwe. The Lancet. 13 Oct 2010 . DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61498-7.
⦁ Madzimbamuto FD. Book Review: British Medical Association. The Medical Profession and Human Rights. Handbook for a Changing Agenda. London: Zed Books. 2001: Central Africa Journal of Medicine 2005; 51(1/2): 19-20
⦁ Madzimbamuto FD, Glenshaw M. Anaesthesia related Maternal Mortality in Zimbabwe. Central Africa Journal of Medicine 2005; 51 (3/4):39-44
⦁ Madzimbamuto FD, Madamombe T. Traumatic asphyxia during stadium stampede. Cent Afr J Med. 2004 Jul-Aug;50(7-8):69-72.
⦁ Madzimbamuto FD. A hospital response to a soccer stadium stampede in Zimbabwe. Emerg Med J. 2003 Nov;20(6):556-9.
⦁ Madzimbamuto FD, Chiwara R. Audit of critical incident system in Harare and Parirenyatwa Hospitals. Central Africa Journal of Medicine 2001; 49: 1-5.

Patented Work:

Grants & Funding (current and Past projects):

African Surgical Outcomes Study Zimbabwe.
⦁ Anaesthetic techniques used for Caesarean section in rural Zimbabwe.
⦁ Using microcloud device with reverse class room lecture technique.

Awards & Achievements:

Consultancy and advisory work (current and past):

Supervision information (MPhil, DPhil, etc.):

Professional membership, Committees, Boards:

SAFRI Fellow

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