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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Nancy Wagaca

Programme Manager
Wells of Hope - Kenya

Being an alumni of the Management Development Institute (MDI) programme has been of great significance in my career to date. From the outset it opened many doors. Although I am an accountant, I realised I had a passion for working with the community. This prompted me to look into avenues for further studies and I came to the conclusion that MDI was the perfect match for my objectives.

My time at the programme was a period of true advancement of my knowledge especially in the field of health, which I had never been exposed to before. It really gave me foundation skills in the practise of public health.

After noticing the needs of my community, I started medical camps. I am not a medic but I have been able to supervise a team that has brought great change in the community. After graduating, I had a successful transition into a health-related profession. Working as a Programme Manager, I’ve been able to effectively combine all the skills that I gained during my studies at the Management Development Institute.

MDI has equipped me with leadership skills that I did not have before, and which I now use to run the programme that I work with. It gave me skills on how to deal with problematic issues and the transformation is evident.

MDI develops participants, equips them with a range of skills and opens up new opportunities. It is definitely worthwhile. I am proud to have attended the programme and to be part of such an impressive family of MDI alumni.

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