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December 5, 2016 
2017 Anglophone Regional DHS MIS Malaria Analysis Workshop

Regional DHS/MIS Malaria Analysis Workshop
March 6-14, 2017
Accra, Ghana

The Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Program is seeking applications for an eight day malaria data analysis workshop to be held in or around Accra, Ghana from March 6-14, 2017.

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 send applications and inquiries to Ms. Arlene Iriho ( no later than January 9, 2017.

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