Alyssa Cabrera (formerly Bechtold) is now the Director of the Injury Prevention Program at the Boston Public Health Commission. She was a former injury surveillance intern in Nzega, Tanzania in the summer of 2013, and credits her experience collecting data Continue reading Former PeerCorps intern becomes Director of Boston City Injury Program
Digital libraries can be very useful, especially in communities such as Nzega, Tanzania where physical books and educational media are exceedingly difficult to obtain. This lack of availability is not merely due to cost, these materials are simply non-existent in Continue reading Nzega’s Digital Library Becomes a Reality
Lidköping, Sweden was the site of the world’s first officially designated Safe Community in 1989. A number of international delegates were invited to attend the 25th anniversary of the city’s designation to see how the Lidköping community is maintaining its Continue reading PeerCorps-CIPCS invited to global meeting on community safety promotion
The deadline for entries into the East African Youth 4 Safety Video Blog Competition was on October 1st, 2014. The well publicized effort was intended for youth of the East African Community; namely Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. Participation Continue reading Youth Video Blog Competition Winner Announced!
Skin bleaching refers to the cosmetic application of topical ointments, gels, soaps and household chemicals to de-pigment or lighten (bleach) the skin complexion. It has emerged as a global concern of public health importance. The harmful practice is widespread in Continue reading PeerCorps and collaborators publish new review study on the harmful effects of skin bleaching
In mid-July the iXsystems FreeNAS Minis that will power the Nzega Digital Library traveled to this small corner of Europe for assembly, testing and loading of digital material. The initial set-up of the Minis was fairly straightforward. The disks that Continue reading Nzega Digital Library Initiative – Progress and update
When we first arrived to the airport of Dar es Salaam, it was rainy and almost cold. But this was only the first unexpected incident in our 40-day-trip through Tanzania. Back in the cold and dark Finland, Michael Wilson held Continue reading Hamna Shida ‘n’ Stuff – PeerCorps Trust Fund Medical Internship in Tanzania, June 2014
The Youth 4 Safety Video Blog Competition (Y4S) is happy to announce its very first entry. In the following video, Gladstone Mwita of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, discusses his views concerning safety and what measures might have a positive impact Continue reading First entry into the East African Youth 4 Safety Video Blog Competition received!
Preventable injuries contribute disproportionately to loss of life and disability among Tanzanians more than any other issue of public health importance. Yet the attention, investment and efforts designed to mitigate preventable injury pales in comparison to those of other health Continue reading PeerCorps-CIPCS and Researchers at Muhimbili University Launch Tanzanian Injury Prevention Network
iXsystems, Inc., based in San Jose, California, is a market leader in providing customized open source storage solutions for businesses. Their systems power everything from top-500 websites to Fortune 500 companies. PeerCorps-CeRD is happy to announce that iXsystems has expressed Continue reading Nzega Digital Library Initiative receives support from American technology firm iXsystems