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15 Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Tanzania

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 08, 2024

Summary: The quality of medical care in Tanzania is generally lower than in the United States. Medical facilities are often understaffed and lack the latest technology and treatments. Emergency services are limited and often slow to respond. To call for an ambulance, one must contact the local police station or fire department.

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How are healthcare services Tanzania?

When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Tanzania, they replied:

"Healthcare services in Tanzania are provided by both public and private institutions. The public healthcare system is funded by the government and is available to all citizens. The quality of public healthcare varies depending on the region, but generally it is considered to be of lower quality than private healthcare. Foreign residents do have access to the public healthcare system, but they are not eligible for the same benefits as citizens. Expats in Tanzania typically use private healthcare services, as they are more reliable and of higher quality. However, some expats may use the public healthcare system if they are unable to access private services," wrote one expat.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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