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GIS for Disease Surveillance Monitoring Course

INTRODUCTION
This course is technically designed to suit professionals in the job market through imparting practical skills on how to use GIS to overcome the major challenges faced during phases of a disease outbreak, surveillance, and monitoring.Participants will acquire hands-on skills in the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) as a tool to capture, store, analyze, manage, and visualize disease cases data that is geographically linked.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The course is targeted at professionals who require knowledge and skills on the use of GIS and RS in their organization in the field of risk management. Participants are welcome from a broad range of organizations including physical planning, institutions, professionals and private GIS and RS related firms.

DURATION
5 days

COURSE OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to develop a key understanding of the different components of a GIS and the role GIS plays in solving epidemiological and animal health related problems.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Module 1: Basic GIS concepts

  • Basic GIS concepts and terminologies
  • Introduction to spatial information
  • Introduction to Epidemiology concepts
  • Introduction to GIS in disease surveillance
  • Planning for a GIS system installation
  • Working with a GIS software

Module 2: GIS data sources, data collection and integration techniques for Risk mapping

  • Data sources for disease information mapping
  • Mobile data collection using ODK.
  • Data collection using hand held GPS devices
  • Integrating GPS and ODK data into a GIS environment

Module 3: Disease vulnerability and Risk assessment using GIS

  • Types and methods of risk assessment, risk evaluation, cost-benefit analysis.
  • Assessment of elements at risk using GIS.
  • Application of GIS in Multi criteria analysis in vulnerability assessment.
  • GIS in mapping disease causing vector location and distribution

Module 4: Application of Risk Information for Risk Reduction Planning

  • Visualization of risk information
  • Risk mapping
  • Disease monitoring

Spatial mapping and Visualization in disease surveillance

  • GIS mapping of priority public health problems
  • GIS mapping of most at risk populations
  • Creating a risk map

Module 5: GIS for monitoring in Epidemiology and public health

  • GIS in Disease transmission and progression mapping
  • GIS as a Decision Support System for Public Health Management (What, where, when, how and why analysis)
  • Use of GIS in disease surveillance

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

TRAINING VENUE

The will be held at The IRES Training Centre, Nairobi. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Tel: 020 211 3814

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 21st October 2019.

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CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

TAILOR- MADE

This scheduled course can also be tailored for your organisation. To find out how our tailor-made training can help your organisation, call our team on

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 28-10-2019
Event End Date 01-11-2019
Cut off date 21-10-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 75,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 878
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 999
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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