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GIS for Global Health (GIS)


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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a powerful tool for planning and assessment of health interventions. This course provides participants with skills necessary to apply GIS in disease control.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a powerful tool for planning and assessment of health interventions and is increasingly recognized as an essential tool in disease control. GIS can effectively be applied to improve health care provision in disease control programmes, where new perspectives and approaches are needed.

This course provides participants knowledge and skills on how GIS can be used for i) epidemiological assessment of patterns of disease in time and place; ii) assessment of accessibility to health care facilities and iii) visualizing Health Management Information – for monitoring and evaluation of programme performance such as programme indicators, human resources, and laboratory performance indicators.

This course uses a combination of theoretical lectures, hands on exercises and case studies as well as examples from the field presented by external specialists. Diseases covered include a wide spectrum of water related, vector borne and sexually transmitted as well as globally emerging diseases such as: Cholera, Malaria, TB, HIV, helminth, Q-fever, SARS.

The course will use ArcGIS/R. Participants will obtain a one-year student licence of ArcGIS.







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17 Jun '24 17 Apr '24 17 Apr '24


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