Benjamin Amoah Teaches Disease Mapping in Kenya

PhD candidate student Benjamin Amoah has been visiting the Kenya Medical Research Institute in Nairobi for the delivery of a four-day workshop from the 25th to the 28th of June. He was teaching staff from the health ministries of six African countries (Kenya, D.R. Congo, Uganda, Sudan, Somalia, Mozambique) the fundamentals of disease mapping.

Benjamin says “The participants were excited to learn and to appreciate the statistics and mathematics that go into malaria mapping. Being equipped with the knowledge of how they themselves can map malaria in their respective countries using the R 'Shiny' web app and how to interpret their results is something each participant was happy about. They are looking forward to training colleagues in their respective National Malaria Control Programs when they get back to their countries.”

Updated: Monday 2 July, 2018