PMC began working in Zimbabwe in 2001. The annual population growth rate currently stands at 1.56%.
PMC provided Sabido Training and technical support launch of a radio drama in Zimbabwe, Mopani Junction. PMC developed a detailed plan and budget, identified a project manager, producer, and writers in Zimbabwe’s desired major languages, Shona and Ndebele. PMC also identified production facilities to enable the success of this program.
Zimbabwe has a population of about 13 million and at current growth rates is set to double in 27 years. Poverty and unemployment are widespread in Zimbabwe. Rampant inflation and food and fuel shortages have hurt the health and prosperity of the people. Maternal and child mortality statistics remain high. In 2010, there were 960 deaths per 100,000 live births. Zimbabwe’s high rate of HIV/AIDS prevalence is the eighth highest in the world in which 1.3 million people live with HIV or AIDS. It has fallen slightly, although there are still 61,000 new infections annually of which 9,000 are children.