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GIS for Health Sector Programmes Management

Nairobi Kenya
Start Date:
January 20, 2020
End Date:
January 24, 2020
9:15am to 4:15pm


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This course offers an introduction to GIS and how it is used in public health and epidemiological research. It will introduce participants to the basics including working with and integrating spatial and non-spatial data; geographic scale and spatial precision; decoding; visualization; thematic mapping; and understanding spatial relationships. Specific skills and tools will be introduced in relation to assessing exposure to a range of environmental risks, and a particular focus will be given to methods for spatial linkage of exposure, contextual and confounder information for epidemiological or health risk assessment studies.


Public health practitioners, epidemiologists, exposure scientists, quantitative health geographers, risk assessors, students.


By the end of this course, the learner will - within a public health context - be able to:

Understand the basics of spatial data and its role in decision making
Undertake spatial analysis of environment and health data
Explain why geographic data and tools are important for health decision makers
Understand geography as a unifying framework and GIS as a tool to collect, link, analyze, visualize, manage, and share data and information
Distinguish between the different tools used to collect, analyze, and manipulate geographic data
Communicate with technical specialists to develop program-specific geographic products Work with and integrate spatial and non-spatial data
Integrate data from different geographic scales and spatial precision
Geocode and visualize spatial data
Investigate spatial patterns of health risks and disease rates
Produce thematic maps and reports


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This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered your preferred location.
For further inquiries, please contact us on details below:
Tel: +254 (0) 739167709.
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Versed Professional Services LTD
International Training and Capacity Development Services
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Utumishi Co-op Hse, Mamlaka Rd, Off Nyerere Rd
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