Sengerema is a small town in Northern Tanzania in the Mwanza region.

Participants in the Sengerema FIRST instructors course, January 2012. Photo © R. Lett

As part of the CIDA funded Safer Obstetrics in Rural Tanzania (SORT) project, CNIS started teaching courses at the Clinical Officers Training Centre in Sengerema in January 2012, commencing with Fundamental Interventions, Referral and Safe Transfer (FIRST) courses. FIRST is a CNIS iniative to assure timely recogniation of critical surgical and obstetrical problems.  The instructors course certified 14 local instructor while two providers courses were taught to 53 students.

From one of the FIRST Providers Courses in Sengerema, January 2012. Photo © R. Lett