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Dr. Kudzaishe Mangombe


Doctor of Philosophy in Population Studies, North-West University, 2016. Masters in Population Studies, University of Zimbabwe, 2007. Bachelors of Education in Geography, University of Zimbabwe, 2003.

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Research Interests:

Population and Development, Aging, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Health and Development

Faculty: Social And Behavioural Sciences
Department: Department of Demography Settlement & Development
Research Category: Population Studies

Dr Mangombe is an assiduous statistician and demographer with more than 20 years of extensive experience in research with a PhD in Population Studies.She teaches Quantitative & Qualitative Research Methods; Mortality; Fertility; Maternal and Child Health courses at the University of Zimbabwe, Department of Demography, Settlement and Development.Her competencies includes: quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and presentation. She is experienced in training and managing field mappers, interviewers/ research assistants as well as supervisors. She has vast experience in conducting national researches for instance, Zimbabwe 2011 Pilot Census survey, Zimbabwe Diaspora Enumeration Survey, 2010-11 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey, and 2012 Zimbabwe National Census.

Phone: Cell 0712 954 769 / 077464 1551

1. Mangombe, K., Marufu, I., Milanzi, A., Moyo, S., Muza, C., Zanamwe, L., & Makurirofa, L. (2021). Informal Health Strategies: The Use of Traditional Home Remedies in the Fight against COVID-19 in Urban Harare, Zimbabwe. Journal of Urban Systems and Innovations for Resilience in Zimbabwe-JUSIRZ, 3(2), 133-150.
2. Lwanga, C., Kalule-Sabiti, I., Fuseini, K., Wandera, S. O., Mangombe, K., & Maniragaba, F. (2022). Is cohabitation as a form of union formation a licence to intimate partner physical violence in Uganda? Journal of biosocial science, 54(6), 1-14. 925-938. DOI: 10.1017/S0021932021000444
3. Muza, C., & Mangombe, K. (2021). The fertility transition in Africa: An examination of fertility levels, trends and spatial differentiation. Southern African Journal of Demography, 21(1), 69-103.
4. Mangombe, K., (2021). Socio-demographic Determinants of Birth Registration in Zimbabwe: An Analysis Based on the 2012 Population Census. The Social and Management Scientist, 11(2), 1-10.
5. Muza, C., & Mangombe, K. (2020). Predictors of under–five child mortality in Zimbabwe. Economy and Sociology: Theoretical and Scientifical Journal, 1, 87–97.
6. Muza, C., & Mangombe, K. (2019). Population development in Africa with special regards to ageing. African Population Studies, 33(2) 4913-4926. DOI:
7. Mangombe, K., & Kalule-Sabiti, I. (2019). Knowledge about male circumcision and perception of risk for HIV among youth in Harare, Zimbabwe. Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine, 20 (1), 1-9.
8. Mangombe, K., & Kalule-Sabiti, I. (2018). Predictors of male circumcision among men aged 15–35 years in Harare, Zimbabwe. Journal of Biosocial Science, 50(2), 193–211.
9. Mangombe, K., Amoateng, A. Y., & Kalule-Sabiti, I. (2015). Is male circumcision an “Invisible Condom?” Men’s Knowledge, Attitudes, Perception of Risk to HIV infection and willingness to circumcise in Harare, Zimbabwe. African Population Studies, 29(2). 2064-2080.DOI:

1. Wekwete N, & Mangombe, K. (2022). Causes of deaths and the double burden of diseases in Africa: Evidence from the Sub- Saharan Africa. In C.O. Odimegwu &Y. Adewoyin, The Routledge Handbook of African Demography.London: Routledge.
2. Mangombe, K., Wekwete, N., Milanzi, A., Mazvingoza, R., & Lwanga, C. (2021). Factors Associated with Overweight and Obesity among Women aged 15-49 years in Zimbabwe: Evidence from the 2005/6, 2010/11-2015 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey, In K.D. Monyeki & H.C.G. Kemper (Eds.). Lifestyle and Epidemiology-The Double Burden of Poverty and Cardiovascular Diseases in African Populations [Online First], IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.95909. Available from:

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Strategic Plan Committee
Community Outreach Committee
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