Safer Communities in Africa

The Canadian Donner Foundation supports CNIS work to control injury and improve safety in Tanzania.

Through a community-based study, Tanzanians became aware that an injury pandemic was a serious issue in the country. After learning of the Injury Control Center-Uganda (ICC-U), Tanzania invited CNIS to initiate the Injury Control Center – Tanzania (ICC-T) in Dar es Salaam in 2008.

Since then, the ICC-T board has initiated injury surveillance, offered Trauma Team Training (TTT) courses and first aid training. ICC-T currently has injury surveillance sites in rural, urban and metropolitan settings, in the towns of Dar es Salaam, Pwani, Iringa, Musoma, and Bukoba.

ICC-T is on the Injury Prevention Initiative for Africa (IPIFA) Steering Committee, representing East Africa.

The ICC-T Director is Dr. Respicious Boniface, with Dr. Victoria Munthali as Co-Director, and Dr. Lawrence Museru as Chair. ICC-T and CNIS course activities in Dar es Salaam are supported by Dr. Tarek Razek, Director of the Trauma Program at McGill University Health Centre in Montreal.