Scholarships: The 2013 Management Development Institute Program

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, governmental and non-governmental, that are devoted to delivering health care services to under-served populations. The program has been specifically designed to assist African ministries of health in implementing their particular national health priorities.

Nearly 665 participants from 31 African countries have graduated from this program. Up until 2010, the MDI was focused solely on HIV/AIDS . In 2011 the program's new focus was expanded to health systems, generally, and now invites participation of those involved in implementing national health priorities in the areas of communicable diseases – of which HIV/AIDS is one – and chronic diseases, as well.

The program has been designed by world-class management faculty from the UCLA Anderson School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA ) and by leaders of the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF). The MDI is delivered by instructors from UCLA, AMREF and by outstanding faculty from other African universities, including the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

The program is funded by Johnson & Johnson, one of the most admired companies in the world today. The language of instruction in all programs is English.

In 2013, we will offer three identical programs – each in a different region of Africa:

  • For East African leaders in Munyonyo, Uganda: 29 April – 4 May 2013
  • For Southern African leaders in Cape Town, South Africa: 25 – 31 August 2013
  • For West African leaders, in Accra, Ghana: 1 – 7 September 2013

The 2013 UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Management Development Institute applications are now available. Apply here

Download the 2013 MDI Brochure

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6 thoughts on “Scholarships: The 2013 Management Development Institute Program

  1. I am a medical doctor involved in the public health sector- auditing of hospitals for the NHI. I am interested in the course which, will be run in Cape Town. What do I need to do to be able to attend it.

    Kind regards

    Austin Bene.

  2. I have just graduated from school, majored in Public Health Administration. I would want to take part in the South Africa (Cape Town) program. Am I qualified?

  3. Am a founder of an NPO based in Cape Town known as the Centre for Charity and Development Foundation(CECHADEF).and one of our major area of operation is Hiv/Aids.How can l apply for the upcoming course?
    Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

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