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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Privacy Policy


Amref Health Africa is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. We use the information we collect about you to help us understand more about how our site is used and to be able to send you communications about Amref Health Africa that may be of interest to you, either electronically or otherwise. The ‘personally identifiable information’ is information that enables us to identify you, such as your email address, name, title, and address.

Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.

Like many websites, Amref Health Africa uses cookies in order to provide you with a more personalised web service.

A cookie is a text-only string of information that we pass to your computer’s hard disk through your web-browser so that the website can remember who you are. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. For more information about cookies, please see www.allaboutcookies.org.

Use of Personal Information

Amref Health Africa uses the information we collect about you to help us with understanding more about how our site is used and to be able to send you communications that may be of interest to you, either electronically or otherwise.

Ownership of Information

When you are on the Amref Health Africa website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with Amref Health Africa alone unless stated otherwise. For example, when you are using our secure online donation pages you are going through to a partner company.

Use of Information

As a general rule, Amref Health Africa will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information, except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it. When you are using our secure online donation pages you are going through to a partner company and the information you give such as your credit card number and contact information is provided so that the transaction can take place.

If you indicated that you are interested in receiving regular information about Amref Health Africa’s campaign work or emergencies appeals we will send you communications regarding Amref Health Africa’s work and activities, either electronically or otherwise. In addition, we may send you direct mail that we feel may be of interest to you.

We comply with all laws to which we are subject. With respect to personally identifiable information you provide to us, we will only disclose it to the extent that we, in good faith, believe that applicable law requires it.

Opt Out Policy

Sometimes Amref Health Africa rents or exchanges our mailing list with other worthy organizations. If you would prefer that your name and address not be included, please click here to email us and type "OPT OUT" in the subject line.


Updating Information

The accuracy of your individual identifying information is important to Amref Health Africa. We are working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that Amref Health Africa maintains about you. In the meantime, if you change email address or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us.

Protection of Information

Amref Health Africa is committed to taking reasonable steps to protect the individual identifying information that you provide to us.

Amref Health Africa makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information, including credit card information, by using high grade encryption and https security protocol to communicate with your browser software.

This method reflects industry standard security protocol and makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept your credit card information, whilst protecting your privacy.

eLearning Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1.    What is distance learning?

Distance learning refers to any education that is conducted outside of a traditional classroom setting. Generally speaking, distance learning follows one of two models: the print based course or the online course.

2.    What is print based learning?

Print based learning is a mode of distance learning. It is the developing of skills and obtaining of knowledge using print based materials.

3.    What is eLearning?

eLearning is a mode of distance learning. It is the developing of skills and obtaining of knowledge using electronic means, hence the "e" in "eLearning!"

4.    What are the benefits of eLearning?

  • No time spent commuting/traveling to a campus
  • No additional travel costs to add to the family budget
  • Continue working at your current job while you take classes, thus allowing you to earn a living and gain work experience, applying your course work
  • Your learning options are not constrained by your geographic location
  • You can learn at your own pace and study at your convenience
  • Additional benefits of learning new technologies and practicing the use of the Internet, office software, etc.
  • You will meet and work with fellow nurses from all over Kenya
  • All students are 100 percent equal: your work will stand on merits alone, and you will not be treated differently based upon race, sex, creed, sexual orientation, religion, disability, etc.

5.    What are the demerits of eLearning?

  • Need to allow for time required to boot up computer
  • At times, you may experience feelings of isolation or a sense of detachment from your school
  • You will be required to be able to work unsupervised (i.e. you will have to problem solve solutions independently)
  • You must be self-motivated and disciplined to progress through your programme in a timely manner

6.    What is the difference between distance learning and traditional classroom learning?

The components of distance learning and traditional classroom learning are the same. However, the mode of delivery differs.

7.    What are the minimum requirements for enrolling onto the Programme?

  • Be a KECHN
  • Have a division IV or KCSE D

8.    What costs do the students cost incurred for enrolling onto the Programme?

The fee structure comprises of:

  • Tuition
  • Nursing Council fees
  • Examination fees

9.    Is the eLearning Nurses’ Upgrading Programme accredited?

The Programme is accredited by the training institutions as well as the Nursing Council of Kenya

10.    How long will the Programme take?

The minimum recommended duration for the upgrading Programme is 22 months

11.    Do I need to be computer literate?

No. You will only require the very minimum information