Who Should Apply?

The Management Development Institute is designed principally for high-level managers of public sector entities in sub-Saharan that are dedicated to the improvement of the health care of underserved populations in their countries.

However, places will also be reserved for leaders of NGO’s and other civil society organizations (Faith-Based Organizations and Community-Based Organizations) that have a similar health-related mission and that have a role in supporting initiatives and implementing health care priorities of the public sector.

We are seeking teams or clusters of individuals having related leadership responsibilities for implementing specific national health care programs and priorities in their country or region. In that way, the likelihood of the MDI bringing about significant impact is heightened and the program’s utility to national health systems is enhanced.

Depending on the country and sector, candidates might have the following titles:

  • Director
  • Project Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Executive Director
  • Program Coordinator
  • Public Health Coordinator
  • Regional Coordinator
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Chief Nurse
  • Medical Superintendent
  • Country Coordinator


Participants who attend all the sessions and complete the program successfully will receive a Certificate of Completion from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

How to Apply

Thirty-six participants are selected for each of the trainings. For the Inaugural French MDI program, please complete the given application form and return it to the address below.

For the inaugural French version of the training, you will send the completed application to:

Mame Yauto Faye
Institut Superieur de Management
Phone: (221) 70 955 82 85 or 77 511 87 08



2016 Program Dates

July 11-16 – Amref Health Africa, Kenya
August 21-27 – University of Cape Town, South Africa
October 9-15 – GIMPA, Ghana
November 13-19- ISM, Senegal


Tuition and Scholarships

Johnson & Johnson awards scholarships to all the applicants admitted for the course.  These scholarships cover the cost of tuition, training materials, accommodation and meals.  Travel expenses and allowances, if required, will be borne by the participants or their organisation.  Upon completion of this training, participants will be required to apply the knowledge and skills gained to resolve a management issue or obstacle in their organization.