Short course on health impact assessment (HIA) of large infrastructure projects

Introduction to health impact assessment (HIA) | Key concepts | Practical implementation of HIA | Affected communities and vulnerable groups | Developing HIA career opportunities in Tanzania

Understanding, assessing and managing community health and safety risks and impacts in areas where large infrastructure projects such as mining and constructions (i.e., large buildings, roads, bridges, water dams and rail roads) are developed poses unique challenges. This includes questions such as how project induced changes might adversely impact community health or how an influx of project workers might increase the transmission of infectious diseases. In the frame of research for development initiative ( that aims to strengthen the use of health impact assessment (HIA) in the licensing process of large infrastructure projects, we are offering a 3-day short course on HIA. The objective of the course is to contribute to a solid understanding of the HIA approach, which is fundamental to further promote HIA practise in Tanzania. Through the interactive short course, course participants will learn the concept of HIA as an approach to systematically manage and promote community health and safety in project-affected communities. The course will be implemented in an interactive manner in which theory will be discussed in the context of case studies in Tanzania. The short course is jointly organized by the Ifakara Health Institute ( training unit, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute ( and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS).

Tentative course schedule

Target audience: MSc/PhD in Public Health or related fields, MD, environmental or social health experts/trainers

Location: MUHAS (Specific building/venue will be communicated)

Fees: None. The course is sponsored by the HIA4SD project ( Only 15 seats are available. Participants will be selected based on relevance on their application materials. Participants need to cover for transport and accommodation. Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided. A certificate will be issued at the end.

Date and time: 14-16 June 2022, 8:30-16:30hrs

Points covered: Equivalent to 1.4ECTS units ( 18TZ CPDS or 1.8TCU).

Application materials: CV and a one page motivation letter

How to apply: Send application materials to , cc:

Application deadline: May 15th, 2022

Additional enquiries: Please contact Dr. Isaac Lyatuu ()



Jun 14 - 16 2022


8:30 am - 4:30 pm


MUHAS (Specific building/venue will be communicated)
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