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Professionalising Healthcare Management

Professionalizing Health Management in Africa is a three-year subgrant under UNICEF funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support UNICEF East and Southern African Regional Office (ESARO) on their District Health Systems Strengthening initiative (DHSSi) grant. FPD’s role is to support UNICEF ESARO and local institutional partners to develop and professionalize district healthcare management in support of improved district health governance and management performance in target districts in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. In 2021, FPD expanded our partnership to include support to the UNICEF South Africa and Mozambique Offices.

FPD’s technical approach to Professional Healthcare Management (PHM) spans three key areas: a) Educational development technical assistance and quality assurance, b) PHM advocacy, technical advice, and Higher Education (HE) technical assistance, and c) Hosting and facilitating a Knowledge Exchange. Over the past few years, we have been supported Ministries of Health and UNICEF Country Offices to institutionalise Evidence-Based Planning using the Bottleneck Analysis approach in the national planning process and support countries to standardize and build upon healthcare management curricula and training modalities. In partnership, we have developed a series of training toolkits, animations and recordings of master facilitators and elearning short courses to help improve quality and reach of healthcare management training across the region.

Sample animation: Equity Analysis in Health Planning


Sample of facilitation skills development for workshop facilitators – English Language