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November 10, 2015 
2016 Regional DHS and MIS Malaria Analysis Workshop
 2016 Regional DHS/MIS Malaria Analysis Workshop
February 1st-9th, 2016 Kampala, Uganda

The Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Program is seeking applications for an eight day malaria data analysis workshop to be held in or around Kampala, Uganda from February 1st-9th, 2015.

The regional workshop will teach participants to analyze Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) and Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS) data sets with a special focus on malaria data. The statistical software Stata 14 will be provided for use during the workshop. The content of the workshop includes sampling/weighting of survey data, recoding variables, computation of malaria indicators, linear/logistic regression, and data use for decision making. Participants will work in teams of 2-3 people throughout the workshop to answer a pre-identified malaria-related research question through analysis of DHS/MIS data. The final product will be a draft of an abstract for submission to a scientific journal or conference.

Interested applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must live and work in a malaria endemic Sub-Saharan African country
  • Must apply as a team of 2-3 individuals from the same country who work on malaria-related issues. Targeted institutions include NMCPs, research organizations, non-profits (NGOs), and universities. Preference will be given to teams with participants from NMCPs.
  • Must have a valid passport (valid 6 months after workshop) and be able to understand and communicate in English
  • Must have a laptop computer that can be used throughout the workshop
  • Must have at least a Master's Degree in public health, demography, statistics, or related subject or comparable work experience as well as basic training in statistics
  • Must be available to attend every day of the workshop
  • Must be committed to share the information with colleagues after the workshop is completed
Applications should include the following items:
  • A completed application form (one per team)
  • A one page proposal (one per team) outlining a malaria-related research question that could be answered with DHS/MIS data and its potential program or policy significance
  • A curriculum vitae for each team member
Please note that all workshop expenses will be covered (except round-trip airfare and transport to the airport in the participant's home country) and statistical software will be provided. Round trip airfare and transport to the airport should be covered by the participant or by their employer. If your institution is unable to pay for airfare, a limited number of travel fellowships will be available. Please fill out the Travel Fellowship portion of the application if your team in unable to secure funding and wishes to be considered for a travel fellowship.

Please send applications and inquiries to Ms. Soni Fitzhugh ( no later than December 7th, 2015.

Download the 2016 application here>>


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