Johnson & Johnson Management Development Institute (MDI) Program – Scholarships Available

Johnson & Johnson Management Development Institute (MDI) program is calling for applications from Managers and Leaders of Health Care Organisations.


Johnson & Johnson Management Development Institute (MDI) program


The Management Development Institute (MDI) for Health Care Organisations is a one-week intensive program designed to enhance the leadership and management skills of program managers and leaders of sub-Saharan organisations, governmental and non-governmental, that are devoted to delivering health care services to underserved populations. The program has been designed to specifically assist African ministries of health in implementing their particular national health priorities.


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 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.


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

How to Apply for Johnson & Johnson Management Development Institute (MDI) Program.

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
University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business (Click here to apply)
Application deadline: Friday, 15 June 2018

Western Africa – English

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

Portuguese-Speaking African Countries

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

French-Speaking African Countries (2 trainings in 2018)

22 – 28 July 2018
Institut Supérieur de Management (ISM)   11 – 18 November 2018
Institut Supérieur de Management (ISM)



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