In the past 15 years, CNIS with it’s partners in Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, has trained over 15,000 African practitioners, completed 5 surgical skills labs and established two injury control centres.


The Injury Control Center – Uganda (ICC-U) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that was incorporated in May 1996. It was established in response to the escalating burden of injury in Uganda. The ICC-U addresses injury in its broadest scope, in a scientific, sustainable, collaborative and political manner with the guiding principles of equity and integrity.

The Injury Control Center in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, has been a legal entity since January 2008. Under the direction of Dr. Respicious Boniface and the Chairmanship of Dr. Lawrence Museru, the centre has been very active. Injury surveillance is under way in three hospitals, two rural and one urban: Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute, Mkuranga District Hospital and Iringa Regional Hospital.

Injury Prevention Initiative For Africa

Injury Prevention Initiative For Africa (IPIFA) is a network of individuals and institutions involved in violence and injury prevention on the African continent in 1997. It was created to champion injury and violence prevention work in Africa by among others, promoting the development of the continent’s capacity for injury prevention and control.


In 2000, the African Canadian Committee for Essential Surgical Skills (ACC-ESS) steering committee met for the first time in Malawi. Participants included one member from Canada and two members from each of the four African countries where ESS was taught. Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique and Uganda. Since then, Tanzania, Mali and Rwanda have also joined.

St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College

Schools affiliated with the SORT program

Mbeya Medical Training School, Mbeya
KCMC Medical Training School – AMO General School, Moshi
Assistant Medical Officers’ Training Centre, Tanga
Assistant Medical Officers’ Training Centre, Mwanza
Clinical Officers Training Centre, Sengerema
Clinical Officers Training Centre, Machame
Clinical Officers Training Centre, Mafinga
Clinical Officers Training Centre, Kibaha
Department of Human Resources Development
Division Allied Health Training