Country Population: More than 55 million

Surgical workforce: 0.46 per 100,000 people

Poverty risk percent from surgery: 85.5%

Poverty: 46.6% of population living below the poverty line

Plastic Surgeons: 0.01 plastic surgeons per 100,000 people

While Tanzania has made significant progress in developing its healthcare systems, there is still a long way to go. Today, over 67% of the population lives in rural areas. There is a significant shortage of qualified healthcare workers, and the shortage is more severe in rural areas. Additionally, the health sector is severely underfunded.

ReSurge In Tanzania


Since 2014, ReSurge has maintained relationships with key stakeholders at some of Tanzania’s leading teaching hospitals. Each year, ReSurge sends a team to provide surgical care to patients in need, working alongside local medical professionals in our host hospital. A team of Visiting Educators also visits annually to provided advanced skills training, with a goal of making a sustainable impact in the quality of care.  ReSurge teams visit the towns of Itigi and Dar es Salaam.