HIS geo-enabling course

The HIS Geo-Enabling course has been developed by the Health GeoLab in collaboration with and with the support of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

The objectives of this course are to:

  • Introduce the concept of HIS geo-enabling and support its implementation in countries
  • Demonstrate and illustrate the potential of geospatial data and technologies applied to public health
  • Build participants’ knowledge on the elements required for geo-enabling a Health information System (HIS)
  • Strengthen the participants technical capacity when it comes to the management and use of geospatial data technologies in public health

This course was primarily developed to be integrated in the regular curriculum of Schools of Public Health across Asia and the Pacific or used by individuals interested in the topics it covers. It is aimed at staff from the health sector in countries (government and key partners), more specifically: (1) policymakers and managers; (2) HIS staff at national and sub national level; (3) data managers and GIS technicians; (4) students in health sciences and practice.

The complete course material including the syllabus, facilitator’s guide, slides, and associated material are freely accessible here.

Other training

The Health GeoLab contributes to different training courses conducted in the region. The following training materials have kindly been made available by the corresponding organizers:

  • The Health Information System (HIS) geo-enabling and use of Geographic Information System (GIS) workshop took place on 6-10 November 2023 in Saly, Senegal. The training was organized by the Global Fund and facilitated by the Health GeoLab Hub from the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), the GeoHealth unit of the University of Geneva and the University Amadou Mahtar MBOW (UAM) of Dakar. The agenda and training materials used can be downloaded in French from here.
  • The Introduction to the Management and Use of Geospatial Data and Technologies for Malaria Programs training is a 4-part APMEN online training series was between the 17th-26th October 2022. The training was a collaboration between the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) and Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) and its Health GeoLab. The agenda and training materials used can be downloaded from here.
  • The Geographic Accessibility to Health Services Training Workshop was held on 2-5 December 2019 in Port Vila, Vanuatu through the collaboration of the Ministry of Health of Vanuatu and the Health GeoLab Collaborative. The agenda and training materials used can be downloaded from here.
  • The Introduction to Geospatial Data Management and Technologies for Malaria Programs training workshop was a collaboration of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Health GeoLab Collaborative (HGLC), Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM), Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), and Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) and held on 25-28 March 2019 in Manila, Philippines. The agenda and training materials used can be downloaded from here.
  • The GIS Training Workshop for MOH staff was held on 29-31 May 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam through the collaboration of the Ministry of Health of Vietnam, Esri Vietnam, and Health GeoLab Collaborative to strengthen the management and use of geospatial data and technologies within the Ministry of Health of Vietnam. The agenda and training materials used can be downloaded from here.
  • The Capacity Building on the Use of Geospatial Data and Technologies for Immunization Planning and Health System Strengthening was held in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on 12-16 March 2018. This training workshop was made possible through the collaboration of the Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) of Myanmar, World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Gavi, Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Health GeoLab Collaborative (HGLC). The agenda and training materials used can be downloaded from here.
  • The training workshop on the Introduction to Geospatial Data Management and Technologies for PHDs was organized by the Department of Planning and Health Information (DPHI) of the Ministry of Health of Cambodia with the support of the Asia Development Bank (ADB) and the Health GeoLab Collaborative. It was held on 6-8 February 2018 in the Province of Kampong Cham, Cambodia. The agenda and training materials used can be downloaded from here.