The Ministry of Health’s Directorate General for Planning & Studies represented in Geographic Information System organized today Monday at the Continues Professional Development center (CPD) a workshop on Geographic Information System (GIS) and utilizations.
The workshop was attended by Dr. Ahmed Al Qasmi, Director General of Planning where he gave an inaugural speech. Dr. Al Qasmi pointed out that the Sultanate has attached a great importance to Information system especially in the health sector giving the fact that most health facts is built on the information, data, and statistics. Consequently, the Ministry has sought to introduce technology and facilitate information access by forming the Directorate General for Information Technology into its organizational structure.
The workshop included several presentations on GIS advantages, applications, and its role in the MOH. The workshop moreover illustrated health data management as well as Geographic Information System. Furthermore, three presentations were given by ESRI Company, which is a pioneer on GIS mapping and analytics software.
The workshop aims at introducing the participants with the GIS and raising awareness on its usages in the different domains.