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May 24, 2016 

Regional Health Data Mapping Workshop, August 8-12, 2016, in Accra, Ghana

The USAID-funded The Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Program is searching for potential participants for a Regional Health Data Mapping Workshop. The workshop will be held from August 8-12, 2016, in Accra, Ghana.

The workshop will focus on the application of Geographic Information System (GIS) in public health, specifically using maps for better program and policy decision making. This will be a basic workshop that introduces participants to data concepts including management and cleaning of data in Microsoft Excel, using maps as part of the decision making process, introduction to GIS concepts (including GPS data collection), and hands-on introduction to QGIS, an open source GIS software package. No previous experience with GIS software is required.

Eligibility and Requirements

Interested applicants must meet the following criteria: 

·        Must live or work in: Burkina Faso, Chad, Egypt, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, or Togo.

·        Must have at least an undergraduate degree in public health, demography, statistics, monitoring & evaluation, or related subject as well as basic training in statistics.

·        Must be able to understand and communicate in English (some French-language support will be available).

Application

Prospective attendees should complete the online application, which can be found at:  http://bit.ly/DHSGISWorkshop

Workshop Costs

The USAID-funded The DHS program will cover hotel, per diem, and local transport costs in Ghana for all participants. Airfare and transport to/from the airport in home country is the responsibility of the participant. Some travel fellowships are available, please see note in application.

Timeline

June 5, 2016               Online application due

June 10, 2016             Selected candidates notified

June 27, 2016             Selected candidates confirm participation

July 4, 2016                Pre-work begins for selected candidates

August 8 to 12, 2016   Workshop in Accra, Ghana

Questions?

Please e-mail GISWorkshop@dhsprogram.com