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Table 2 Distribution of health facilities by type and ownership by December 2015

From: Development and upgrading of public primary healthcare facilities with essential surgical services infrastructure: a strategy towards achieving universal health coverage in Tanzania

LevelTotalType of health facilityRequirementHealth Facilities
Government ownedPrivately ownedTotal
Village12,545Dispensaries12,5454554 (36%)20866640 (53%)
Ward4420Health center4420518 (12%)183701 (15.8%)
District Council185District Hospital18470 (65%)38108 (94.6%)