Geographic Approaches to Global Health: A Self-Directed Mini-Course [EPUB edition]


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Author(s): Spencer S, Stewart J, Wilkes B

Year: 2012 (rev. 2015)

Geographic Approaches to Global Health: A Self-Directed Mini-Course [EPUB edition] Abstract:

It is important to harness geography to manage, analyze, and leverage spatial data effectively when planning, monitoring, and evaluating health sector programs. Through this course, learners will gain an understanding of how to use spatial data to enhance the decision-making process for health program implementation in limited resource settings.

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
  • Explain why geographic data and tools are important for decision makers
  • Understand geography as a unifying framework and GIS as a tool to collect, link, analyze, visualize, manage, and share data and information
  • Address the challenges and explore the opportunities of working with spatial data to produce geographic information and geographically based knowledge
  • Distinguish between the different tools used to collect, analyze, and manipulate geographic data
  • Communicate with technical specialists to develop program-specific geographic products
This course is appropriate for public health program planners, managers, and professional staff who are interested in learning how geography and spatial data and tools can benefit their programs. The course is designed for individuals without a background in geographic information system(s) (GIS) or who are not specialists in medical geography.

Note: This is an EPUB e-book and is intended for reading on non-Kindle devices. To read it on your iPad, iPhone, or Mac OS device, please open it in iBooks. To read it on your Android device, you may upload the ebook to Google Play Books by following the instructions at https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/3097151. To read it on a Windows PC, try the Calibre software from http://calibre-ebook.com or consider the Simple EPUB Reader extension for the Google Chrome web browser or the EPUBReader add-on for the FireFox web browser. This publication is also available in PDF and Kindle formats.

This publication is also available in the following language:
English

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