GIS Disease Surveillance Monitoring Course

Course Date Duration Location Registration
04/03/2024 To 08/03/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
01/04/2024 To 05/04/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
29/04/2024 To 03/05/2024 5 Days Kigali,Rwanda
27/05/2024 To 31/05/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
24/06/2024 To 28/06/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
22/07/2024 To 26/07/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
19/08/2024 To 23/08/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
16/09/2024 To 20/09/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
14/10/2024 To 18/10/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
11/11/2024 To 15/11/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
09/12/2024 To 13/12/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya


The GIS Disease Surveillance Monitoring course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for disease surveillance and monitoring. This course aims to enhance participants' understanding of GIS applications in public health and equip them with the tools to analyze and visualize disease data for informed decision-making and resource allocation.

Course Objective:

The primary objective of this course is to enable participants to develop expertise in GIS disease surveillance monitoring. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of GIS and its applications in disease surveillance.
  2. Collect, manage, and analyze geospatial health data using GIS.
  3. Visualize and map disease patterns to identify hotspots and trends.
  4. Utilize GIS tools for outbreak detection and response.
  5. Enhance decision-making and resource allocation in disease control and prevention.

Organization Benefit:

 Organizations in the public health sector can derive several benefits from staff members who possess strong GIS disease surveillance monitoring skills. Some key benefits include:

  1. Improved disease surveillance and monitoring: Participants will acquire knowledge and skills to effectively utilize GIS for disease surveillance, enabling timely detection, monitoring, and response to disease outbreaks.
  2. Enhanced data analysis and visualization: GIS tools facilitate the analysis and visualization of health data, enabling organizations to identify disease patterns, hotspots, and trends for targeted interventions and resource allocation.
  3. Informed decision-making and resource optimization: GIS-based disease surveillance provides organizations with valuable insights for informed decision-making, allowing for optimal allocation of resources, personnel, and healthcare services.
  4. Enhanced collaboration and communication: GIS data and visualizations enable organizations to collaborate and communicate with stakeholders effectively, fostering partnerships, and facilitating the exchange of information for coordinated disease control efforts.
  5. Strengthened public health interventions: By integrating GIS disease surveillance into public health programs, organizations can enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of disease control interventions, resulting in improved public health outcomes.

Course Duration:

5 days

Target Participants:

This course is suitable for individuals involved in disease surveillance, epidemiology, public health, and related fields, including:

  1. Public health professionals and officers.
  2. Epidemiologists and disease surveillance specialists.
  3. Health researchers and data analysts.
  4. GIS professionals interested in health applications.
  5. Decision-makers and policymakers in the health sector.

Course Content:

Module 1: Introduction to GIS in Disease Surveillance

  • Overview of GIS and its applications in public health.
  • Introduction to disease surveillance and monitoring concepts.
  • Ethical considerations in using health data for GIS analysis.

Module 2: Spatial Data Collection and Management

  • Collection and integration of geospatial health data.
  • Data quality assurance and quality control in GIS analysis.
  • Database management and geodatabase design.

Module 3: Geospatial Analysis Techniques for Disease Surveillance

  • Spatial interpolation methods for disease mapping.
  • Spatial clustering and hot spot analysis.
  • Point pattern analysis for disease surveillance.

Module 4: Disease Mapping and Visualization

  • Creating thematic maps for disease visualization.
  • Cartographic design principles for health mapping.
  • Web-based mapping and interactive visualization for disease surveillance.

Module 5: Outbreak Detection and Response

  • Utilizing GIS for early outbreak detection and response.
  • Spatial and temporal analysis of disease outbreaks.
  • Modeling and predicting disease spread using GIS.

Module 6: Spatial Epidemiology and Risk Assessment

  • Spatial analysis of disease risk factors.
  • Mapping and assessing disease vulnerability.
  • Identifying high-risk populations and areas.

Module 7: Surveillance Systems Integration and Data Sharing

  • Integrating GIS with disease surveillance systems.
  • Data sharing and interoperability for surveillance purposes.
  • GIS-based syndromic surveillance and early warning systems.

Module 8: Spatial Decision Support Systems in Public Health

  • Introduction to Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) in public health.
  • SDSS tools and applications for disease surveillance.
  • Geospatial modeling for public health interventions.

Module 9: Public Health Program Evaluation and Impact Assessment

  • Evaluating the impact of public health programs using GIS.
  • Spatial analysis of program outcomes and effectiveness.
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis of interventions using GIS.

Module 10: Case Studies and Best Practices in GIS Disease Surveillance

  • Review of successful GIS applications in disease surveillance.
  • Best practices in GIS disease surveillance monitoring.
  • Future trends and emerging technologies in GIS for public health.


General Notes

·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs

·         The participant must be conversant in English

·         Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.

·         One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)

·         Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.

·         For any inquiries reach us at or +254712260031





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