The West African Segment Of The Management Development Institute [MDI] Training Programme For Health Care Organizations In West Africa has begun in Accra at The GIMPA Campus.
The Programme, co-ordinated by The Ghana Institute Of Management And Public Administration, GIMPA, for The West African Region, is a collaborative effort by The University Of California, Los Angeles [UCLA], Anderson School Of Management And The African Medical and Research Foundation [AMREF], with Funding by Johnson and Johnson.
The programme is expected to imbibe into the Participants, Human And Financial Management, Monitoring, Forming Partnership, Quality Control And Client satisfaction, among others. Francis Edzorna Mensah, was there, and now report. Since The Programme began 11 years ago 1,010 Participants from 32 Countries in Africa have graduated.
To date, 115 Managers from Ghana have been beneficiaries of The Johnson And Johnson MDI Scholarship. This year, 21 more people have been added to the number through the present Program. It seeks to enhance The skills of Health Managers’ skills, in Time Management, Resource Management, Team Work, Decision Making And Motivation Of Staff.
Speaking, at the opening ceremony and dinner, at The GIMPA Executive Conference Centre, The Human Resources Consultant, Board Member, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and a Lecturer at GIMPA, Atta Paidoo, challenged Health Practitioners to seek additional knowledge, in order to become better Managers in their respective fields of work.
The Dean, School Of Business, Ghana Institute of Management And Public Administration, Professor Samuel Bonsu, urged the Participants, to compare notes, in a manner that, will make them better persons, after the Programme. On behalf, Of The Rector, Of The Institute, The Acting Dean, School Of Public Service And Governance, GIMPA, Nabanyin Pratt, said, the current practice on The Continent, where Senior Physicians with little Management knowledge, are trusted with huge responsibilities, is not producing the needed results.
This year’s Programme, has about 56 Participants from Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Serra Leon, Togo, Nigeria and the Gambia. The Training Course will end on October 15, 2016.
Source: radioxyzonline.com/Francis Edzorna Mensah