Farai Daniel Madzimbamuto [MBChB, MMed, FRCA, SAFRI Fellow]
Department of Health Professions Education
Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
Following on my MBChB (1985), in the days of Senior House officer rotations, I ended up in the Department of Anaesthesia, in 1988. The MMed programme in the department had recently started, and as measured by pass rate of the MMeds on the UK Fellowship, it was doing very well. I stayed. The training included a rotation in Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent, in the UK. After my MMed (1991) I joined the department as lecturer (1993) and have been joined to it since in various degrees of elasticity. Currently I am Chair of the Department of Health Professions Education (HPE), but also still in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine (ACCM). I have worked in UK and in Botswana, in clinical service and in training / teaching, so I have more than one window to look through. I took a fork in the road when I did the SAFRI [Southern Africa FAIMER Regional Institute] programme (2010). I will be writing a regular piece in the Bulletin of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
Teaching has always been at the heart of my interests. I remember the best teachers (and worst) I ever had, even at primary school. How to make the education experience of our students and staff cut the same deep farrow today, that’s what we are about in HPE. Our department is new (2014), which in a way reflects the desire and effort the UZ has to keep moving. We run Faculty Development Workshops and have started an annual health educationist’s conference, to promote scholarship in the teaching and training of health professionals. We are also working on the MBChB curriculum review project of the College of Health Science. Much of my work now is related to education, whether as part of the College of Anaesthetists of East Central and Southern Africa [CANECSA], where I am Chair of the Education Committee or the Zimbabwe Anaesthetic Association [ZAA] where I am on the Education Committee.
⦁ Mauchaza K, Madzimbamuto FD, Waner S. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcal aureus in Zimbabwe. Ghana Medical Journal 2016;50:68-71 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/gmj.v50i2.3
⦁ 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 ⦁ doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v5il.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.
Current Research Projects:
⦁ African Surgical Outcomes Study – Zimbabwe.
⦁ Anaesthetic techniques used for Caesarean section in rural Zimbabwe.
⦁ Using microcloud device with reverse class room lecture technique.