Lagos Business School on Sunday commenced its annual MDI Programme for
Health Leaders and Managers in Africa at Protea Kuramo Waters, Victoria
The week-long in-residence training programme, which is organized in
partnership with the Management Development Institute (MDI) and
facilitated by Johnson & Johnson, is designed to improve the
effectiveness of health systems by enhancing the leadership and
management skills of professionals devoted to delivering healthcare
services to underserved populations.
“Much focus has been on the technical areas of skills development in the
healthcare sector. With MDI Health Leadership Programme, our objective
is to build a new crop of professionals who possess the technical
knowledge as well as business and managerial skills to deliver high
quality healthcare service,” said Professor Olayinka David-West, the
Academic Director of Lagos Business School.
“With the focus of this year’s programme being ‘Capacity Improvement for
Maternal, Newborn, and Community Healthcare Workers’, the programme
gives participants an opportunity to learn and understand the critical
challenges facing the sector while also working together to provide
workable solutions towards solving these problems,” she added.
In her remarks, Clare Omatseye, the President of Healthcare Federation
of Nigeria and CEO, JNC International, highlighted the issues facing the
healthcare industry in Africa and the importance of innovation and
disruption in tackling the identified challenges.
Participants in the MDI Health Leadership Programme will gain access to
management tools, frameworks, and knowledge that will enable them to
increase the quantity and quality of health services they provide while
expanding access to healthcare.
The MDI programme which is administered by the Global Business School
Network (GBSN) has, since inception in 2006, graduated over 1,400
participants from 39 African countries.