The Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PHN) convened partners to develop a Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA) to incorporate Leadership and Private Sector business management approaches in the provision of quality health care services and governance.

The Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA) is a collaboration of the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF) and EpiAfric alongside educational institutions such as Cambridge University, Duke University, Lagos Business School, and Institute for Health Improvement (IHI).

The Academy seeks to create a cadre of local clinical quality and management professionals and leaders that can catalyze system-wide change in their respective institutions by becoming accredited providers of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) approaches. Participants of this programme are equipped with leadership, management and quality improvement expertise and skills. The HLA will also create a potential pool of capable resource that can further support the objectives of the National Quality Resource Centre – an institutional warehouse of local Quality Improvement (QI) resources and capabilities.
The flagship programme, the Healthcare Executives Leadership Programme (HELP), is tailored to respond to the learning and career development needs of high-level executive leaders of healthcare institutions, including Chief Medical Directors across four critical areas – Financial Management; Leadership and Organizational Development; Quality Improvement; and Population Health – with the content adapted to the local context. At its core, the programme seeks to address comprehensively all the key areas where healthcare executives need to excel to make lasting impact in their organisations and local communities by improving system performance and health outcomes.
Leadership Enhancement and Accountability for the Public Sector (LEAPS), another programme of HLA, is a bespoke 18-month fellowship designed to enhance the leadership acumen and execution capacity of senior healthcare administrators and policy-makers such as directors in the States Primary Health Care Development Agencies, States Ministries of Health as well as budget operating at State or Regional level. This maiden edition which was launched in July 2016 supported fellows to pursue bold primary health care development goals, foster peer networking, collaboration and team work, while building managerial skills and leadership effectiveness.

HLA Progress Report

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