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November

Geohealth: Improving Public Health through Geographic Information

Explore how spatial data and geographic information systems (GIS) can be used to understand and improve public health.

Many professionals in the Geo-health domain have originally been trained either in GIS or health. This course builds on the expertise of participants that are already working in the Geo-health domain and would like to more effectively use geo-information to deal with a variety of public health issues. This is achieved by means of a two-staged course design.

The first stage consists of a MOOC  in which scientific work on a variety of Geo-health topics is explained in an understandable way, bridging the gap between scientists and Geo-health professionals and providing a  platform to exchange experiences with many other health professionals.

The second stage consists of a face to face course  in which participants are exposed to contemporary approaches of spatial data handling and use of geo-information tools in the public health domain.

Learn with health and geo-informatics specialists

The Geohealth course has been developed by three well-known institutions with experience in both the health domain and the field of geo-informatics:

  • Public Health Foundation of India helps to build institutional and systems capacity in India for strengthening education, training, research and policy development in the area of public health.
  • Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam aims to improve health and ensure equitable socio-economic development as much as intercultural cooperation with partners worldwide.
  • Faculty of ITC at the University of Twente is recognized worldwide for achievements in teaching, research and capacity development in the field of geo-information science and earth observation.

More information and registration.

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Event starts: Monday 20 November 2017 at 00:00
Venue: Online

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