The DHS Program is hosting another Health Data Mapping online course on The DHS Program Learning Hub. The 12-week course focuses on the application of geographic information systems (GIS) in public health, specifically using maps for better program and policy decision making. Participants will be introduced to GIS concepts, manage and clean data in Microsoft Excel, and get a hands-on introduction to QGIS, an open-source GIS software package.
This course is for people who:
- Have little to no GIS experience but have an interest in learning QGIS and strong data skills.
- Live and work in Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic, India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, or Nepal.
- Have at least an undergraduate degree in public health, demography, statistics, monitoring & evaluation, or a related subject, and basic training in statistics.
- Currently work for Ministries of Health and National Bureau of Statistics. Professionals working in public health or demographic research will also be considered.
- Can understand and communicate in English—the course will be conducted in English and participants will be expected to give presentations in English.
- Have experience using Microsoft Excel and have a computer running Windows 10.
The Health Data Mapping eLearning course begins March 21 and ends June 13, 2022. Participants can expect to spend two to four hours a week working independently on self-paced lessons and completing assignments. Course facilitators will give feedback on assignments and answer questions on the course discussion forum and during periodic instructor-led virtual sessions.
The Health Data Mapping online course is ideal for those interested in learning about GIS to improve evidence-based decision making. Explore mapmaking and data analysis resources at The DHS Program Spatial Data Repository, STATcompiler, Spatial Analysis Reports, and video tutorials.
Apply now: the deadline is Friday, February 25, 2022.