The Spatial Dynamics of Sanitation Conditions in Matebeleland South Province of Zimbabwe
European Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2017, Pages: 115-119
Received: Oct. 4, 2017; Accepted: Nov. 16, 2017; Published: Dec. 5, 2017
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Evans Chazireni, Department of Physics, Geography and Environmental Science, School of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Great Zimbabwe University, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
Effel Tembo, Department of Physics, Geography and Environmental Science, School of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Great Zimbabwe University, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
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Abstract
Conditions of sanitation remain a major challenge in Zimbabwe and particularly in Matebeleland South province. One of the sanitation challenges faced in the country is that of inequality. There are severe spatial inequalities in sanitation conditions in the districts of Matebeleland South province of Zimbabwe. This paper examines the spatial patterns of sanitation conditions in Matebeleland South province of Zimbabwe. Primary data used in this study was collected through questionnaires. The analysis of the data was done through the multiple component index method. The calculated multiple component indices were used to rank the districts according to the level of health conditions.
Keywords
Sanitation, Multiple Component, Matebeleland, Geometric Mean and Index
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Evans Chazireni, Effel Tembo, The Spatial Dynamics of Sanitation Conditions in Matebeleland South Province of Zimbabwe, European Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2017, pp. 115-119. doi: 10.11648/j.ejcbs.20170306.13
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