This training workshop was organized by the Department of Planning and Health Information (DPHI) of the Ministry of Health of Cambodia, with the support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Health GeoLab Collaborative.

The objectives of the training were to strengthen the technical capacity of the Provincial Health Departments (PHDs) in the country, more specifically to:

  • Clarify the concepts and the process behind the making of a good thematic map
  • Introduce proper geospatial data management practices in relation to the health facility and operational districts master lists and engage the PHDs in the updating mechanism
  • Strengthen PHDs’ technical capacity for the production of thematic maps using QGIS

We would like to thank the DPHI for allowing us to share these materials.

 

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a Welcome & Opening, objectives of the training, round of introduction and expectation from the participants, agenda a
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a ADB SDCC Brief – Building Capacity For Geo-Enabling Health Information Systems a
a Session 1: Understanding the values of a good thematic map a
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a HGLC Guidance document volume 2.6.1:  Creating good thematic maps using desktop GIS software a
a Session 2: The process behind making a good thematic map – Introduction  (Thematic mapping guidance document and SOP) a
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a HGLC Guidance document volume 2.6.1:  Creating good thematic maps using desktop GIS software a
a Session 3: Making a good map – Compiling good geospatial data a
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a HGLC Guidance document volume 2.2: Defining the vocabulary, the data set specifications and the ground reference
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HGLC Guidance document volume 2.3: Compiling existing data and identifying gaps a
a Session 4: Making a good map – Extracting or collecting geospatial data a
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a HGLC Guidance document volume 2.4.2: Collecting data in the field a
a Exercise 1: Using an Android phone and GPS essentials to collect geographic coordinates in the field a
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a Session 5: Introduction to the concept of master list and common geo-registry a
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a HIS geo-enabling: Guidance on the establishment of a common geo-registry for the simultaneous hosting, maintenance, update and sharing of master lists core to public health a
a Session 6: The health facilities master list and operational districts master list for Cambodia a
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a Core Geo-registries for Health Information Exchanges Design Workshop Executive Summary
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The Signature Domain and Geographic Coordinates: A Standardized Approach for Uniquely Identifying a Health Facility a
a Exercise 2:

(Part 1) – Checking and completing the content of the current health facilities master lists

(Part 2) – Checking and completing the historic changes for the operational districts

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a Session 7: Health facilities and operational districts master lists – Updating mechanism and role of the PHDs a
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a Session 8: Preparing the data for its use in a GIS software a
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a Exercise 3: Preparing the statistical data for its use in a GIS software a
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a Session 9: Installing QGIS 2.14 a
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a QGIS download a
a Session 10: Introduction to QGIS (interface, main functionalities) a
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a The Geography of Universal Health Coverage
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QGIS Reference Materials
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a QGIS website a
a Exercise 4: Preparing the geospatial data and uploading it in QGIS a
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a Exercise 5: Creating individual thematic maps using QGIS and presentation of the best thematic maps that have been created a
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a Session 11: Other important points and additional resources a
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HIS Geo-enabling Toolkit
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HGLC Guidance document volume 2.2: Defining the vocabulary, the data set specifications and the ground reference
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HIS geo-enabling implemented in Myanmar (Story Map) a