Who Should Apply?
The Management Development Institute (MDI) training is designed primarily for high-level managers of public sector entities in sub-Saharan Africa who are dedicated to the improvement of the healthcare of underserved populations in their countries. However, places will also be reserved for leaders of NGOs and other civil society organisations (Faith-Based and Community-Based organisations) that have a similar health-related mission and that have a role in supporting initiatives and implementing healthcare priorities of the public sector.
We are seeking teams or groups not exceeding 3 individuals from organisations who have related leadership responsibilities for implementing specific national healthcare programs and priorities in their country or region. This format increases the impact of MDI and the program's utility to support national health systems is enhanced.
Depending on the country and sector, candidates might have the following titles:
- Executive Director
- Project Manager
- Program Manager
- Program Coordinator
- Public Health Coordinator
- Regional Coordinator
- Chief Medical Officer
- Chief Nurse
- Medical Superintendent
- Country Coordinator
- Head of Finance/ Administration
Participants who attend all the sessions and complete the program successfully will receive a Certificate of Completion from the host institution.
How to Apply
Thirty-six participants are selected for each of the trainings. For all the eastern, southern and West Africa (English) MDI programs, please complete the given application form and return it to the address below.
2017 Program Dates
Eastern Africa: 23-29 July 2017 Kampala, Uganda
Southern Africa: 27 August - 2 September 2017 Cape Town, South Africa
Western Africa (English): 14-23 October 2017 GIMPA, Accra, Ghana
MDI for French-speaking countries : 19-25 November 2017 Dakar, Senegal
MDI for Portuguese-speaking countries : 03-09 December 2017 Maputo, Mozambique
Tuition and Scholarships
The cost of the MDI training program is USD $4,000 per participant. Johnson & Johnson awards full scholarships to all managers who are accepted to the course and have the greatest potential to positively impact the quantity and quality of services in their organisation. These scholarships cover the cost of tuition, training materials, accommodation and meals. Travel expenses, if required, will be borne by the participants.
Successful applicants will receive an admission letter with further details of their acceptance.