Gis For Disease Surveillance Monitoring Workshop
This course is technically designed to suit professionals
in the job market through imparting practical skills on how to use GIS to
overcome the major challenges faced during phases of a disease outbreak,
surveillance, and monitoring.
Participants will acquire hands-on skills in the use
of Geographic Information System (GIS) as a tool to capture, store, analyze,
manage, and visualize disease cases data that is geographically linked.
By the end of this course the participants will be able to:
Understand GIS key components
Understand the role of GIS in solving epidemiological and
animal health related issues.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The course is targeted at professionals who require
knowledge and skills on the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) and
Remote Sensing (RS) in their organization in the field of risk management.
Module 1:Basic GIS concepts
Basic concepts and terminologies of GIS
Introduction to spatial information
Introducing Epidemiology concepts
Introducing GIS in disease surveillance
GIS system installation planning
Working with a GIS software
Module 2: GIS data sources,
data collection and integration techniques for Risk mapping
Data sources for disease information mapping
Mobile data collection using ODK.
Data collection using handheld GPS devices
Integrating GPS and ODK data into a GIS environment
Module 3: Disease
Vulnerability and Risk Assessment using GIS
Types and methods of risk assessment, risk evaluation,
Assessment of elements at risk using GIS.
Application of GIS in Multi-criteria analysis in
GIS in mapping disease causing vector location and
Module 4: Application of
Risk Information for Risk Reduction Planning
Visualization of risk information
Mapping and Visualization in disease surveillance
GIS mapping of priority public health problems
GIS mapping of most at risk populations
Creating a risk map
Module 5: GIS for monitoring
in Epidemiology and public health
GIS in Disease transmission and progression mapping
GIS as a Decision Support System for Public Health Management
(What, where, when, how and why analysis)
Use of GIS in disease surveillance
This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have
vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice.
The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works
and case studies.
Training manuals and additional reference materials are
provided to the participants.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will
be issued with a certificate.
We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet
organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: email@example.com
· The training will be conducted at SKILLS FOR AFRICA TRAINING INSTITUTE IN NAIROBI
The training fee covers tuition fees, training materials,
lunch and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for
our participants upon request.
Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of
training and proof of payment sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org