Welcome to Centre for Injury Prevention and Community Safety (CIPCS)
Minimizing the burden of injury through research and practise



Mr. Michael L. Wilson
Director (CIPCS)



Welcome to the PeerCorps Centre for Injury Prevention and Community Safety (CIPCS) Tanzania's first community based centre dedicated to injury prevention.

CIPCS was established in November of 2009 to conduct research and work with communities in reducing life threatening injuries in Tanzania.

Injuries such as burns, traffic crashes and falls, have received little attention as a growing public health problem. Injuries are preventable and developing measures to minimize risk factors is important in reducing disability or death.

Our areas of focus include the prevention of injuries among children, adolescents and the elderly.

We are committed to:

  1. Understanding injury risks among the population;
  2. Devising innovative ways of engaging communities in creating solutions to issues about safety;
  3. Designing, implementing and evaluating interventions to reduce injuries.
We are very keen on collaboration and some of our current partners include: The Injury Prevention Initiative for Africa (Uganda), the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Community Safety Promotion (Sweden) and the John Harvey Lowery Foundation (USA). We are also a member of the Steering Committee for the East African Safe Communities Network.

We are proud to be of service to the Tanzanian community and look forward to working alongside individuals, groups and organizations in promoting safety and preventing injury.

If you would like to support the work of CIPCS, please feel free to contact us for more information. 

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