The Management Development Institute (MDI) for Health Care Organisations is a one-week intensive program designed to enhance the leadership and management skills of program managers and leaders of Sub-Saharan Africa Health care organisations. These include Governmental and Non-governmental institutions that are devoted to delivering health care services to underserved populations. The program has been designed specifically to assist African ministries of health in implementing their particular national health priorities and improving the effectiveness of their health systems.
Since its inception in 2006, 1,632 participants from 41 African countries have graduated from this program. MDI invites participation of those involved in implementing national health priorities in the areas of communicable diseases and chronic diseases.
The program is funded by Johnson & Johnson, the worlds’ most comprehensive and broad-based manufacturer of consumer products, health care products and provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, medical devices and diagnostics markets.
Amref Health Africa in collaboration with the Division of Community Health and other stakeholders took the initiative designed and developed a Leadership and Management training programme to improve delivery of the Community Health Services in Kenya. The Leadership, Management and Governance (LMG) program was been informed by a training needs assessment (TNA) that was conducted and identified leadership skills as being a critical factor in successful implementation of the Community Health Strategy (CHS).
The Community Health Systems Strengthening (CHSS), LMG curriculum has been customized from the Management Development Institute (MDI) Leadership, Management and Governance (LMG) curriculum. The training will meet the needs of leaders involved in the management and implementation of the CHS at national and county levels.
Ten courses are proposed to close the gaps in leadership, management and governance in the delivery of Community health services at the county and national level. They include; Leadership and Human Resource Management, Organizational Planning, Operations Management, Governance and Ethics, Quality Management, Health Management Information System, Community Healthcare Financing, Social Marketing, Project Monitoring and Evaluation and Financial Management.
The primary goal of the MDI is to assist African ministries of health in implementing their particular national health priorities and improving the effectiveness of their health systems.
The training is taking place on 17th to 23rd November 2019 at KCB Leadership Centre in Karen, Nairobi.