The USAID-funded DHS Program is
searching for potential participants for a Regional Health Data Mapping
Workshop. The workshop will be held from June 1-5, 2015 in Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania. 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
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
Interested applicants must meet the following criteria:
include the following items:
Please note that all workshop expenses will be covered (except transport to and from airport in participant's home country). Applicants who are accepted for the workshop must submit a letter from his/her employer approving participation for the entirety of the workshop.
Acceptance e-mails will
be sent by April 20th, 2015.