Tanzania travel time to nearest hospital

  • Gary Watmough (Creator)
  • Magnus Hagdorn (Creator)
  • Jodie Brumhead (Creator)



Travel time surface was estimated using the cost allocation (friction surfaces) which used three primary input datasets on land surface characteristics that help or hinder travel speeds: land cover, roads and topography. This Geotiff is a 20-m spatial resolution surface where each pixel has a value which is the time in seconds to travel to the nearest hospital documented in the paper by Maina et al. (2020) doi: 10.1038/s41597-019-0142. According to the United Republic of Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Health sector strategic plan (http://www.tzdpg.or.tz/fileadmin/documents/dpg_internal/dpg_working_groups_clusters/cluster_2/health/Key_Sector_Documents/Induction_Pack/Final_HSSP_IV_Vs1.0_260815.pdf) hospitals include (district hospital, designated hospital, regional and national referral hospitals) are found at the district level they can admit patients and provide basic medical services as well as advanced medical cares.

Data Citation

Watmough, Gary; Hagdorn, Magnus; Brumhead, Jodie. (2021). Tanzania travel time to nearest hospital, 2016-2020 [dataset]. Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF and University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/3093.
Date made available9 Jul 2021
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Temporal coverage2016 - 2020
Geographical coverageTanzania

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