Johnson & Johnson Management Development Institute (MDI) for Health Care Organisations (Scholarships Available) – Scholarship and Grants Opportunities


    Since its inception in 2006, 1,338 participants from 41 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.


    The Management Development Institute is designed primarily for high-level managers of public sector entities in sub-Saharan Africa who are dedicated to the improvement of the healthcare of underserved populations in their countries. However, places will also be reserved for leaders of NGOs and other civil society organisations (Faith-Based and Community-Based organisations)

    that have a similar health-related mission and that have a role in supporting initiatives and

    implementing healthcare priorities of the public sector.

    MIDI is seeking teams or groups of 2-4 individuals from organisations who have related

    leadership responsibilities for implementing specific national healthcare programs and priorities

    in their country or region. This format increases the impact of MDI and the program’s utility to support national health systems is enhanced. Depending on the country and sector, candidates might have the following titles:

    • Director

    • Executive Director

    • Project Manager

    • Program Manager

    • Program Coordinator

    • Public Health Coordinator

    • Regional Coordinator

    • Chief Medical Officer

    • Chief Nurse

    • Medical Superintendent

    • Country Coordinator

    • Head of Finance/ Administration


    • The cost of the MDI training program is USD $4,000 per participant. Johnson & Johnson awards full scholarships to all managers who are accepted to the course and have the greatest potential to positively impact the quantity and quality of services in their organisation. These scholarships cover the cost of tuition, training materials, accommodation and meals. Travel expenses, if required, will be borne by the participants.


    • Participants who attend all the sessions and complete the program successfully will receive a Certificate of Completion from the host institution.


    Eastern Africa – English

    5 – 11 August 2018
    Nairobi, KENYA
    Amref Health Africa
    (Click here to apply)
    Application Deadline: Monday, 18 June 2018

    Southern Africa – English

    2 – 8 September 2018
    Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
    University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business(Click here to apply)
    Application deadline: Friday, 15 June 2018

    Western Africa – English

    12-18 August 2018Lagos, NIGERIA(Click here to apply)Application deadline: Friday, 13 July 2018

    Portuguese-Speaking African Countries

    26 August – 1 September
    Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE
    Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE)

    Application Deadline:Friday, 13 July 2018

    French-Speaking African Countries (2 trainings in 2018)



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