Karen Ollosson - BSC Mental Health Nursing - Student Nurse, FdSc


Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tanzania

Tanzania is a country on the East cost of Africa bordering the Indian Ocean. 

Gained independence from the UK in 1964 

On independence Tanganyika & Zanzibar merged to become Tanzania

The currency is the Tanzanian shilling

It has a population of approximately 56 million people

Life expectancy is around 62 years compared to the UK where we live until 81.5 years

72% of women and 82% of men are literate

It has two official languages - Kiswahili  (Swahili) and English

Tanzania covers an area of over 947,000 sq km - whereas the UK covers just 243,500 sq km!

There are just 0.03 Dr's per 1000 people - the UK has 2.71

There are just 13 psychiatrists to care for the entire population

Dar es Salaam

Largest city in Tanzania

Translates to Haven of Peace.

Population of around 5.1 million - that's a lot of health care needs!

Largest city in East Africa

People living in the city and Zanzibar have the highest level of education compared to the rest of the country

Roald Dahl lived in Dar es Salaam for 5 years - 1934 to 1939

The information I have used comes from two main sources the Tanzanian Government site & the CIA World Fact Book site - both contain more fascinating info if you are interested.

Outline of Tanzania but filled with Tanzanian National Flag colours

Tanzanian image kindly supplied by photographers on PixaBay

Tanzanian image kindly supplied by photographers on PixaBay

Tanzanian image kindly supplied by photographers on PixaBay

Tanzanian image kindly supplied by photographers on PixaBay