Data Science for Health training modules Pilot Tested at NDMC, EPHI
National Data Management Centre for health (NDMC) in collaboration with National Training center at EPHI has pilot tested Basic Data Science for health training module. The training module is intends to fill gaps in health data analytics, visualization and evidence generation among health care workers, junior researchers and health data experts. The Basic Data Science for health Module is a pioneering work of the center intended to directly benefit Ministry of Health, the Health sector having contribution to improve health and wellbeing. Data Science enables to solve intricate, complex and computationally demanding challenges by integrating various data sources and data inputs which are difficult to solve with conventional data analytic methods and expertise. The module incorporates the application of cutting edge techniques as Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning for exploratory and predictive analysis. The modules were prepared in collaboration with Data Science experts from University of Gondor, Jimma University, Addis Ababa University and 10 Academy. The module development was lead by the NDMC data analytics experts. Instruction media experts form AAU and EPHI National Training Center have made momentous contribution in guiding the module preparation. Data Science and public health experts from NDMC, Addis Ababa University AAIT and C & DC, INSA AI center, Jimma University and University of Gondor as well as instructional media experts form EPHI and AAU have participated. Valuable inputs were obtained from the participants for further improvement in the quality, validity and relevance of the training modules. The training will soon be accredited and the first round training is planned for December, 2021.