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June 29, 2015 
July 28 Webinar: Considerations when Linking DHS Household Data to Data on Health Facilities and Infrastructure

Rockville, Maryland

Join us on July 28, 2015 from 10-11am EST (UTC/GMT-4) for a webinar: Considerations when Linking DHS Household Data to Data on Health Facilities and Infrastructure. Panelists include: Clara R. Burgert, MPH GIS Coordinator; Wenjuan Wang, PhD Senior Technical Specialist; and Debra Prosnitz, MPH Technical Specialist. This webinar is designed for researchers & program staff who are familiar with DHS data, analysis &research methods. Prerequisite: Please read DHS Spatial Analysis Report 10 prior to the webinar. Free PDF available here. The focus of this webinar will be on the methodological and conceptual issues when linking DHS household data to facility data including appropriate research questions, operationalizing health facility and infrastructure data, and what conclusions can be drawn after linking data. Key questions include: How to use the DHS and SPA together to draw appropriate conclusions? What are the practical implications of linking DHS data to health facilities or other infrastructure? Please note: This webinar will not discuss the mechanics of how to link DHS household data to facility or infrastructure data within a GIS. 

Submit your questions by July 17th on the DHS Program User Forum under the topic "Linking DHS and Facility Data Webinar July 2015" here. Then join us live to hear the answers and discuss these topics with our experts in our Adobe Connect Room, here. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the User Forum for those who cannot join us live on July 28, 2015, and a summary of the questions and answers will be added to the User Forum for easy searching.