A Management Development Program For Managers and Leaders of Health Care Organizations

a one-week intensive program designed to enhance the leadership and management skills

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Community Healthcare Improvement Project (CHIP)

A practical application or experiential component of the program

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MDI Dates and Application Deadlines

mdi chip schedule 2017

Eastern Africa - English

23-29 July 2017
Kampala, Uganda

Southern Africa - English

27 August - 2 September 2017
Cape Town, South Africa

Western Africa - English

15-21 October 2017
GIMPA, Accra, Ghana
Application Deadline:
01 September 2017

Portuguese-Speaking African Countries

December 03-09, 2017
Maputo, Mozambique

French-Speaking African Countries

19-25 November 2017
Dakar, Senegal

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How to Apply

How to Apply

Thirty-six participants will be selected for each session. For an application form or further information on the MDI click here. A mandatory requirement for your application to the program is a commitment to scope a Community Healthcare Improvement Plan during the program. In many cases, an interview will be required.

Program Overview

Program Overview

The Management Development Institute (MDI) for Health Care Organizations is a one-week intensive program designed to enhance the leadership and management skills of program managers and leaders of sub-Saharan African organizations

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Community Healthcare Improvement Project (CHIP)

The Community Healthcare Improvement Project (CHIP) is the practical application or experiential component of the program, allowing the participants to immediately translate the MDI curriculum to improve performance in their own health systems. 

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Shadrack Kiptoo Kirui

Human Resources Manager
Amref Health Africa – Corporate & Kenya
MDI Alumni, 2013

The Management Development Institute (MDI) has given me an appreciation of different aspects of management. It has enhanced my leadership skills and now I am able to guide, advise and lead a team in a formal setting.

This programme has made me a better Human Resources business partner. Initially Human Resources used to be a peripheral service but MDI gave me the opportunity to interact with a lot of project teams. In my Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs), I participated in a project implemented by Amref Health Africa in Kenya which involves providing medical services in hard-to-reach areas.

The most rewarding aspect of the MDI Programme was that it gave me the opportunity to develop my management skills. It also exposed me to working as part of a team in an international environment and to conduct independent research. I found that the MDI had been strategically designed in order to provide leaders with the best skills set possible for the job market.

This programme not only equipped me with soft skills that are required for success in the corporate world, but also provided me with a strong foundation, enabling me to link theoretical concepts to practice.

It gave me a wonderful body of knowledge, a valuable set of practical skills, an international perspective, some wonderful role models, mentors and an extraordinary set of contacts, many of whom went on to have distinguished careers. I am proud to be a member of the MDI alumni and would encourage other leaders to join the programme.

I am grateful to Amref Health Africa, Johnson&Johnson, the University of Cape Town and the University of California in Los Angeles for giving me the opportunity to attend this extremely important course.

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