Geographic Information Systems Applications in Public Health

This workshop offers an intensive training that covers fundamental concepts and tools for monitoring and evaluating family planning, maternal health, child health, STD/HIV/AIDS and nutrition programs.

This workshop offers an intensive training that covers fundamental concepts and tools for monitoring and evaluating family planning, maternal health, child health, STD/HIV/AIDS and nutrition programs. The course includes modules on:

  • Fundamental concepts of geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Use of GIS in public health, in particular HIV programs
  • Preparation of GIS databases and GIS products from provided data
  • The use of GPS
  • The application software such as QGIS, OpenGeoDa, DHIS-2 and Excel to Google Earth which are all free logiciels

Workshop delivered in French. 

This course targets mid-level health and population officers, program managers, and other professionals involved with the implementation of population, health, and nutrition programs.

Contact measure_training@unc.edu for more information on the next workshop.