Dr. Michael L. Wilson
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
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:
- Understanding injury risks among the population;
- Devising innovative ways of engaging communities in creating
solutions to issues about safety;
- Designing, implementing and evaluating interventions to reduce
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
(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.