First “mini-MBA” courses for healthcare providers kick off at Strathmore Business School in Nairobi
From April 25th- April 29th, 25 nurses, clinical officers and midwives will participate in a 5-day Managing Healthcare Business course at Strathmore Business School in Nairobi to improve the performance of their healthcare businesses.
The Healthy Business Development partnership kicks off with the first management course for healthcare providers provided by Strathmore Business School, Kenya’s most renowned business school. The Healthy Business Development partnership is a public-private partnership comprising the Ministry of Health, IFC, AMPC International Health Consultants, Strathmore, MCF and PharmAccess. Courtesy of a grant by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PharmAccess has developed an integrated service offering to help healthcare providers manage their facilities as genuine businesses. In our experience working with healthcare providers, we see that doctors and nurses are generally very passionate and knowledgeable about the medical services they provide, however business acumen and solid insights into their financials is often lacking, stifling progress and posing risks for the survival of the clinics.
The partnership helps healthcare providers to improve their business case, by providing a comprehensive package of management courses using real life case studies, and hands-on coaching and consultancy services. These complement Medical Credit Fund’s access to finance offering and PharmAccess’ activities to stimulate quality improvement through SafeCare. Strathmore usually targets higher end healthcare managers with academic qualifications for its executive programs. Through the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs grant, PharmAccess has been able to develop and provide a Foundation Course at a lower cost that is designed for managers and owners of healthcare facilities operating in the mid and lower segments of the market, with a keen interest to look into the business performance of their facilities.