New PeerCorps data sheds light on injury in rural Tanzania

The PeerCorps Centre for Injury Prevention and Community Safety has just published the preliminary findings from a 2014 pilot-scale injury surveillance project. The hospital-based effort was carried out in Nzega, Tanzania. These types of studies are of particular importance when planning interventions designed to reduce injury and violence. In this case it represents a first step towards improving safety in a rural community where life-threatening injuries are widespread, yet not often recorded in a systematic manner.

For more information the pre-print version of the study can be found here: Injury surveillance in a rural sub-Saharan setting: Results from a surveillance initiative in Nzega District, Tanzania


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