01 Feb 2021

New Online Course: 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 a West African country (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo).
  • 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 government ministries, development partners, NGOs, or universities in the field of public health.
  • 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 Excel and have a computer that can run the latest stable release of QGIS.

The Health Data Mapping online course begins April 12 and ends July 3, 2021. 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 Monday, February 15, 2021.

Written by The DHS Program

32 thoughts on “New Online Course: Health Data Mapping Online Course

  1. Hello

    I am interested in the course but I am from Rwanda, East Africa. Is there a similar course for people from East Africa? Can I apply to this course?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

  2. Dear DHS Program
    Ref: New Online Course/Health Data Mapping Online Course
    Will similar program be available for interested applicants from Nepal in near future?

    Many thanks,

  3. Dear DHS Program Team,
    My name is Julius Ssempiira, from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
    Thank you for offering this training, which is very relevant given the the current emphasis for data use in decision making. Preciously I attended and benefited immensely in your survey sampling course. Unfortunately this time, you have left the rest of us out who do not come from West Africa.
    I hope you will extend the training to the East Africa bloc as well.
    Thank you and best regards,
    Julius

  4. Please I would want to know if my application has been received for the GIS course. I did not get any feedback after I completed the sections and submitted.

    • We checked and it looks like your application has not been received. When submitting an application, be sure to answer all questions and upload a curriculum vitae, then click the ‘submit application’ button at the bottom of the page to submit your application. When your application has been received by The DHS Program, you will receive a confirmation email. Please note your application will not be successfully submitted until all required items are correctly entered. Thank you.

  5. Dear team. I am Amate Elime from Cameroon. I am a WHO consultant in Congo Brazzaville. I am very much interested in the course. Wish to findout if I can take the course while in Congo Brazzaville.
    Regards

  6. Dear DHS Team
    Thank you very much for introducing this program. I am interested to participate.
    I live and work in one of the countries listed, however, am currently out of the country for a program. Can I still register and join?
    Thank you

    • When submitting an application, be sure to answer all questions and upload a curriculum vitae, then click the ‘submit application’ button at the bottom of the page to submit your application. When your application has been received by The DHS Program, you will receive a confirmation email. Be sure to check all email folders. Please note your application will not be successfully submitted until all required items are correctly entered. Thank you.

  7. Dear DHS Program Team
    I am very much interested in undertaking this prestigious course as this will be a very great tool to use where I work. Unfortunately the application portal is closed. However I see a dateline of February 15, 2021. Please I really want to partake in this course. Thanks for your consideration.

  8. Dear DHS Team
    Thank you very much for introducing this program. I am interested to participate.
    I live in Nigeria and work with the State Ministry of Health.
    However, the site for application seems to be closed before the due date of 15th February 2021.
    I need your help please
    Thank you

  9. Dear DHS Team
    Thank you very much for introducing this program. I am interested to participate.
    I live Nigeria and am trying to apply but the site is telling me this “>>> The application period for this elearning course is closed. <<<”
    Please team any help
    Thank you

  10. I tried to submit my application yesterday the network wouldn’t allow. I decided to resume this morning only to see application is closed before the deadline.
    I’m really interested in this program and I’m eligible.
    Any chance for me to submit my application again?

  11. Hello,
    I am trying to apply today (14.02.2021), a day before the deadline and when i click the apply now tab, it says the window for registration is closed and refers to 12.02.2021 as the deadline. Can you please help resolve this?

  12. Good day,

    I’m from Cameroon and interested in the DHS data mapping online course. When I try to apply I see the message that the period has passed. I don’t know what to do.

  13. Hi, I submitted my application (albeit last minute) but I did not receive any email notification to that effect. Could you please help me check if my application was received (I’ll be gutted if it wasn’t). Thank you for your time.

  14. WOW! Just saw this and it would have been great to have our team participate from Liberia. Please keep us updated on future programs and if the registration reopens for any reason, we would be glad to register.

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