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 underserved 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 Amref Health Africa. The MDI is delivered by instructors from UCLA , Amref Health Africa 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.