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ECSA-HC Launches its Flagship course on Leadership and Management in Health

Arusha, Tanzania 2nd March 2016. The ECSA-HC has launched its flagship regional training on Leadership and Management for healthcare professionals. The pioneers of the course that commenced on the 1st of March 2016 at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) in Moshi, Tanzania includes 21 senior health officials from Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda.

Speaking during the opening of the training, the Director General of ECSA-HC, Prof Yoswa Dambisya made reference to the deliberations and various resolutions of the ECSA Health Ministers Conference, which directed the ECSA-HC Secretariat to facilitate capacity building for health sector managers in the area of leadership, governance and health diplomacy. The Director General reiterated that this course has been developed in response to these ECSA-HC Ministerial Resolutions. He noted that the ECSA-HC Flagship course on Leadership and Management will enhance the skills of health sector leaders in effectively dealing with the health challenges facing the region.

Prof. Dambisya observed that the participants were experienced professionals, who already hold leadership positions in their organizations. As such, the training would further enrich their experience, besides equipping them with necessary skills and tools for them to perform their duties better. He encouraged them to freely share their experiences in dealing with leadership and management challenges in the health sector.

The training is a ten day course covering various topics including good corporate governance, strategic planning, project management, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, health economics for decision making, management of human resources for health, emergency preparedness and response, managing change in the health sector and, globalization, health and diplomacy.

The ECSA-HC Secretariat will be running this Leadership and Management course biannually. In-addition, the Secretariat will provide on-site training for its member states health ministry officials as will be requested and directed by the Health Ministers.  However, the biannual session will be open to the general public for those who meet the admission criteria to the course. For more details about ECSA-HC Flagship course on Leadership and Management in Health Sector please see the course brochure.

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