To develop a cohort of healthcare leaders in the public and private health sector, Healthcare Leadership Academy, HLA, is holding its third cohort of Healthcare Executives Leadership Programme (HELP) as part of its determination to positively transform organisations for better medical outcomes among others. HELP is a one-year fellowship programme designed to respond to the learning and career development needs of senior healthcare executives such as Chief Medical Directors, Heads of Clinical Services, Heads of large hospital departments, and Chairmen of Medical Advisory Committees.
In a press statement made available to Good Health Weekly, Executive Team Lead, Healthcare Leadership Academy, Dr. Hala Daggash said the Institution brings together an excellent faculty of highly skilled academics and thought leaders with years of experience working successfully with, and building the capacity of, senior healthcare practitioners, managers and policymakers.
“Our faculty members include experts from institutions that are recognized for their excellence both locally and internationally such as the Lagos Business School, Duke University and Judge Business School University of Cambridge.
“The curriculum focuses on building capabilities in four core areas: Financial Management, Leadership and Organisational Development, Population Health and Health Systems as well as Quality Improvement in Leadership.”
He further explained that the curriculum is delivered using the best of teaching approaches in executive education. “Participants are taught through a combination of lectures, facilitated discussions, and case based learning using cases that illustrate current realities healthcare executives are faced with as they manage institutions in Africa.
Interested participants are to apply before 14th July, 2017, through our website www.hlaafrica.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful applicants will be offered full scholarships for tuition only.
Noting that the programme was to tackle the developmental gap in the health sector, he said the gaps are evident by the low productivity, skill set of their healthcare workers and the poor financial health of the institutions they manage. “It is however, unsurprising as not only is leadership instruction underrepresented in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, clinical expertise is often the main determinant for occupation of healthcare leadership roles. The HLA recognises these challenges and was established to respond to them.