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GIS for Health Researchers

Geographical Information System For health researchers

The project “Developing ICT Research Skills and Institutional Capacity in Kenya” is supported by the National Institute of Health Fogarty International Center to provide training courses for Health Researchers in information and communication technology (ICT).

This project is implemented by the University of Nairobi’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and School of Computing and Informatics in collaboration with the University of Washington.The online course Geographical Information System for Health Researchers ‘is now open for enrollment This course will focus on:

  • What geographic information system (GIS) is and how it can be used effectively in health research.
  • How to assess the use of GIS in research, perform basic mapping and analysis using open-source GIS software, and develop and implement spatial research questions using GIS.
  • How to GIS brings together geo-visualization/mapping, data management, and geospatial analysis technologies for medical research.

If you are interested in taking the course, you will need to complete an application form available at here. This course is offered in a self-managed faction and you will have the opportunity to interact with other students and Prof Matt Dunbar but there will not be a live faculty component. The online course will commence on 16th January 2017 the deadline for submitting applications is 15th January 2017.

If you have any questions or need any clarification, do not hesitate to contact us by emailing ICTKenya@uw.edu or calling 0786-211731. We look forward to your participation.

Professor Michael H. Chung, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Departments of Global Health and Epidemiology
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

Dr. Elisha Opiyo, PhD
Senior Lecturer, School of Computing and Informatics
The university of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. John Kinuthia, MMED, MPH
Head, Department of Research & Programs
Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya