Tanga is the most northerly seaport city of Tanzania in the Tanga Region. It is the Regional Headquarters of the region. With a population of 243,580 in 2002, Tanga is one of the largest cities in the country.

Assistant Medical Officers after ESS providers course, Tanga March 2012. Photo © R. Lett

As part of the CIDA supported Safer Obstetrics in Rural Tanzania (SORT) project, CNIS started teaching courses in Tanga in February 2012. The Essential Surgical Skills (ESS) course are now being taught to Assistant Medical Officer students in the first year of their two your program at the Assistant Medical Officers’ Training Centre in Tanga.