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March 31, 2015 
The DHS Program Regional Health Data Mapping Workshop

The USAID-funded DHS Program is searching for potential participants for a Regional Health Data Mapping Workshop. The workshop will be held from June 1-5, 2015 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The workshop will focus on the application of Geographic Information System (GIS) in public health, specifically using maps for better program and policy decision making. This will be a basic workshop that introduces participants to data concepts including management and cleaning of data in Excel, using maps as part of the decision making process, introduction to GIS concepts (including GPS data collection), and hands-on introduction to QGIS, an open source GIS software package. No previous experience with GIS software is required.

Interested applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Must be from, or currently working in, one of the following countries: Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, or Zambia.
  • Must have a valid passport 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 an undergraduate degree in public health, demography, statistics, monitoring & evaluation, or related subject as well as basic training in statistics.
  • Must be available to attend every day of the workshop.
  • Must be committed to sharing the information with colleagues after the workshop is completed. 

Applications should include the following items:

  • A completed application form (one per person) 
  • A curriculum vitae and complete contact information (Email, Telephone, Mailing Address) 

Please note that all workshop expenses will be covered (except transport to and from airport in participant's home country). Applicants who are accepted for the workshop must submit a letter from his/her employer approving participation for the entirety of the workshop. 

Please send applications and curriculum vitae to Clara Burgert ( no later than April 15th, 2015. 

Acceptance e-mails will be sent by April 20th, 2015.

Download the application here>>