Dr. Belamino K. Chikwaiwa


  • Doctor of Philosophy Social Studies (Medical Social Work) University of Zimbabwe)
  • Master of Social Work Degree (University of Zimbabwe 2012).
  • Bachelor of Social Work General Degree (University of Zimbabwe 1999).
  • Diploma in Social work (University of Zimbabwe, School of Social work 1996).
  • Certificate in Systemic counselling (CONNECT-HARARE 1992).
  • Certificate in Medical Rehabilitation (Ministry of Health, Zimbabwe 1988).

Key Research Areas

  • Public Health and Medical Social Work
  • Child Rights and Social Protection
  • Social Work and Climate Change


  1. Vincent Mabvurira1 and Belamino K Chikwaiwa2 Impact of climate-change on the livelihoods activities of former commercial farm workers in Mazowe South Constituency, Zimbabwe  Book Chapter “Building Climate Change Resilient Communities inAfrica: Insights from Zimbabwe`s Urban and Rural areas“, 2020 Konrad Adenauer Stifung.
  2. Chikwaiwa, B.K. (2021)Sharing Tuberculosis medication as an expression of “Ubuntu“ among patients at a hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe.African Journal of Social Work: Volume 10: Number 11, 2021.
  3. Chikwaiwa, B.K.,Dzingirai, V., Nyikahadzoi, K. and Rusakaniko, S. (2018). Institutional and Personal Factors influencing adherence to Tuberculosis treatment among the economically active age group patients receiving treatment at Wilkins Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe. African Journal of Social Work: Volume 8: Number 2: 93-101.
  4. Chikwaiwa, B.K., Nyikahadzoi, K., Dzingirai, V and Rusakaniko, S. (2018)“ When Death Stares At You“, How much can you adhere to treatment?: Personal Determinants Associated With Adherence Tuberculosis Treatment During the Intensive Phase of Treatment Among Economically Active Age-Group (15-64 years) of Patients at Wilkins Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe.Zambezia Journal Volume 45(i) 2018.
  5. Nyikahadzoi, K., Mutetwa, E and Chikwaiwa B.K. (2013) Determinants of School Attendance among children with disability in Zimbabwe and implication on disability policy. Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, Vol 25. Number 2.
  6. Chikwaiwa, B.K,Nyikahadzoi, K and Matsika, A.B. (2013).The determinants of social capital and their role on psychosocial well-being of orphans and other vulnerable adolescents in Zimbabwe. Zambezia Journal of Humanities Vol. 40, Nos. i/ii.
  7. Belamino K. Chikwaiwa., Nyikahadzoi, K., Matsika,A.B and  Dziro, C. (2013). Factors that enhance intrapersonal wellness of orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) in institutions and community-based settings in Zimbabwe. Journal of Social Development in Africa Volume 28 Number 2.
  8. Takaza, S. Nyikahadzoi, K., Chikwaiwa, B.K., Matsika, A.B., Muchinako, G.A. &Ndlovu, E. (2013) A Comparative Analysis of the Impact of Alternative Care Approaches on Psychosocial Well-being of Orphans and other Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Zimbabwe. Journal of Social Development in Africa Volume 28 Number 2.
  9. Dziro,C., Mtetwa, E., Mukamuri,B and Chikwaiwa,B.K. (2013)Challenges faced by western-modelled residential care institutions in preparing the residents for meaningful re-integration into society: A case of a Harare-based children`s home.  Journal for Social Development in Africa, Volume 28, Number 2.
  10. Muchinako.G.A. Chikwaiwa, B.K. (2013) and Nyanguru, A.C Children living and/or working on the streets in Harare: Issues and challenges.Journal for Social Development in Africa, Volume 28, Number 2.
  11. B.K. Chikwaiwa (2012). At the Crossroads: Women and HIV in Zimbabwe. Germany; Lap Lambert Academic Publishing.

Conferences and Workshop papers presented
Childline Zimbabwe on “Child Rights and children’s online safety“, Conference for Higher Education Institutions, August 2020.

Registered as a Social Work Practitioner with the Council for Social Workers -Zimbabwe
The General Social Care Council (GSCC) United Kingdom.
National Association of Social Workers-Zimbabwe.

Community Service
Clinical staff supervision consultant for Childline Zimbabwe.