The Management Development Institute (MDI) for Health Care Organisations is a one-week intensive program designed to enhance the leadership and management skills of program managers and leaders of sub-Saharan organisations, governmental and non-governmental, that are devoted to delivering health care services to underserved populations. The program has been designed to specifically assist African ministries of health in implementing their particular national health priorities.
Since its inception in 2006, 1,128 participants from 37 African countries have graduated from this program. MDI invites participation of those involved in implementing national health priorities in the areas of communicable diseases and chronic diseases.
The MDI program was designed by world-class management faculty from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and by leaders of Amref Health Africa. The MDI is delivered by outstanding faculty from: Amref Health Africa, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, University of Cape Town Graduate Business School, Institut Supérieur de Management (International School of Management, ISM), Nova School of Business and Economics.
The MDI is administered by the Global Business School Network and is funded by Johnson & Johnson, one of the most admired companies in the world today. In 2017 MDI will be taught in three languages: English, French and Portuguese.