The course includes a number of practical exercises which will allow you to apply what you have learned, using the FOSS – QGIS. These exercises are estimated to add an additional three hours to completing the course.
- Define a GIS and articulate the value of using a GIS to integrate, visualize, and analyze program data.
- Differentiate the primary uses of several free and open source GIS software options.
- Explain the fundamentals of geographic data, including the shapefile format.
- List the principal geo-referenced sources for HIV/AIDS data and explain how their geographic structure can be leveraged for M&E of HIV/AIDS and related programs.
- Recognize the types of M&E questions that can be answered using the highlighted data sets and GIS software packages.
- Use the free and open source GIS software package, QGIS, to perform essential GIS tasks needed to respond to typical M&E questions.
Although the course is designed primarily for M&E professionals working for or with HIV/AIDS programs in countries receiving Global Health Initiative/PEPFAR support, analysts and decision makers from other public health programs will benefit from the techniques and data sources explained.
- Geographic Approaches to Global Health
- M&E Fundamentals
- M&E Frameworks for HIV/AIDS Programs
- Data Quality
– See more at: http://www.globalhealthlearning.org/course/gis-techniques-m-e-hiv-aids-and-related-programs#sthash.Dq70FRk8.dpuf