Prior to the start of fieldwork, each Intern had been given a public health topic to research and present to the team during orientation week. These topics included:
1) Injuries as a Public Health Problem (A. Bechtold)
2) Design and Deployment of Surveillance Systems (L. Davis)
3) Public Health Surveillance – Measurement and Analysis (L. LaCava)
4) Translating Surveillance into Policy and Practice (M. Kaeraa)
The Intern presentations were followed by two extended lectures delivered by PeerCorps-CIPCS Director M. Wilson on “Introduction to Injury Epidemiology” and “The Epidemiology of Injury in Africa”.