Matthias Nicola, Lehrstuhl Informatik V, RWTH Aachen  

   Matthias Nicola's Tanzania Page

In 1992 I started to support Missionary Benedictine Hospitals in Tanzania to introduce computers to improve the hospital administration. Since then I've been to Tanzania many times to continue and extend the computer projects. Visiting various missionary places in Tanzania and staying and working there for long times showed me a lot of the incredible poverty and underdevelopment but also a lot of the fascinating beauty of Tanzania. Luckily, I had the chance to visit some extraordinary places in Tanzania. The Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar are some of them. Then, in 1996 and 1997 the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD sponsored me for 7 and 2 months respectively, in order to carry out field studies in Tanzania dealing with the application analysis of health care information systems and wireless communication systems in developing countries.

To illustrate (mainly the non-scientific part of) my experiences in Tanzania, I offer some pictures which I took from 1992 to 1997. Please choose from the topics below:

People and the countryside of Tanzania

A hospital in Tanzania

Computer work in Tanzania

The Tanzanian wildlife

The Tanzanian coast and Zanzibar