Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Disease Control Programmes

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Disease Control Programmes

KIT Biomedical researchThe course ‘Using GIS in disease control programmes’ jointly organized by KIT and the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) Enschede, combines expertise in geographic information systems and its application in disease control.

The course gives an introduction to the use of GIS in disease control programmes and provides knowledge and basic skills on how GIS can be used for disease control, focusing on the epidemiological assessment of disease burden and the improvement of programmatic planning and management. Participants can choose from a range of practical case studies to tailor the course to their own needs.

For this course funding from the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) is available for applicants from NFP countries.  Go to Nuffic NFP website for detailed information. See top of this page for the NFP deadline for this course. Applicants from NFP countries are strongly encouraged to apply for an NFP scholarship. Please note that applicants must apply at ITC for admission to this course and apply for NFP via the following link from KIT.

Course Details:

Starting date 20-06-2016
Duration 2 weeks
End date 01-07-2016
NFP application deadline 20-10-2015
Registration deadline 10-05-2016
Location ITC (Enschede) and KIT (Amsterdam)
Language English
Early Bird Fee before 01-03-2016 € 1,540*
Full Fee from 01-03-2016 € 1,950*
Contact Dr. M. Bakker (
* Excl. accommodation and insurance

The programme includes the following themes:

  • Visualization and exploration of patterns of disease in space and time
  • Identification of risk factors of disease in space and time, including risk mapping
  • Assessment of accessibility and availability to health facilities
  • Visualization and analysis of health management information, such as indicators for monitoring and evaluation of programme performance and availability of (human) resources.

During the first and second week participants will be assisted in setting up a GIS based on their own data, as well as applying newly obtained GIS techniques to their data.

The course will use ArcGIS. Participants will obtain a one-year student license for ArcGIS (ArcView).

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  1. nnamdi paulinus
    nnamdi paulinus 20 October, 2015, 17:39

    Am interested in the above mentioned program but wish to find out if it’s application to Africa. What it will cost for one to enroll (requirement) should be equally be made open to me.

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