Call for Applications: 2022 DHS Program Health Data Mapping Online Course
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.
I am from Kenya, with background in health. I wish to participate in the course. Please advice me how i may go about.
Thank you for your interest! For this course, you must live and work in Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic, India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, or Nepal to apply. The best way to learn about future course offerings is to subscribe to The DHS Program blog to receive email alerts (http://eepurl.com/RScuP), follow The DHS Program on Twitter and Facebook, and check our webpage for updates on upcoming courses: https://dhsprogram.com/Methodology/Capacity-Strengthening/Announcements.cfm
Rominie Kaseghe in Malawi. Looking forward to the to the offer for us from this part of the world.
Thank you for your interest! In the meantime, don’t miss the open courses available for free on The DHS Program Learning Hub. Register and begin learning at your convenience! https://learning.dhsprogram.com/
I am from Ghana, I have bachelors degree in Statistics, I’m interested in learning GIS. It is my hope that, Ghana will be included in the list of Countires to benefit from this all important programme.
We will be more grateful if you could reconsider to include Ghana in this current enrolment.
Thank you for your interest! For an introduction to The DHS Program’s Spatial Data Repository and geographic resources, check out this playlist on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLagqLv-gqpTPRbJA1g4Qnp4dDXDDYRtqP
And the best way to learn about future course offerings is to subscribe to The DHS Program blog to receive email alerts (http://eepurl.com/RScuP), follow The DHS Program on Twitter and Facebook, and check our webpage for updates on upcoming courses: https://dhsprogram.com/Methodology/Capacity-Strengthening/Announcements.cfm
I missed the workshop deadline so could not apply for it. Could you please let me know when such a workshop will be held?
Thank you for your interest! We will announce future workshops on our website, Facebook, Twitter. In the meantime, be sure to enroll in our open courses on The Learning Hub, free and available for all.
Great Article! Thank you for sharing this is very informative post, and looking forward to the latest one.