Commitment to Action

Health Management & Leadership Training

Commitment by

Management Education & Research Consortium

In 2007, Management Education & Research Consortium (M.E.R.C.) committed to work with African business schools to build capacity in delivering leadership and management training programs for health workers. M.E.R.C. planned to start with an exhaustive survey of business and management schools in Africa to evaluate the current capacity of each institution, assess strengths and weaknesses in their offerings, and identify high-impact opportunities that would bridge the gaps between the local supply and demand of management skill. M.E.R.C. would then select pilot countries and test the project model before turning to program implementation: the first year focused on establishing training programs for mid- and high- level healthcare managers; the second year focused on ensuring sustainability and long-term impact.
In May 2008 M.E.R.C. signed a contract with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, under which it would undertake a survey in Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal at a cost of $ 345,626. Work commenced July 1, 2008 and final drafts of country-specific reports were to be completed by the end of 2008.

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Commitment

Health Management & Leadership Training

Launched

2007

Est. Duration

4 years

Estimated Total Value

$5,500,000

Region

Africa

Countries

KENYA, NIGERIA, SENEGAL

Commitment by

Management Education & Research Consortium

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

European Foundation for Management Development, Association of African Business Schools