Lagos Business School has joined the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, Duke University and EpiAFRIC to design course for the Health Leadership Academy (HLA), recently launched in Lagos.
The HLA aims to create a robust system which develops a crop of healthcare leaders that excel in governance and the provision of quality services. It is a partnership between the Private Sector Health Alliance in Nigeria, the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation and EpiAFRIC.
Dean of LBS, Dr Enase Okonedo, said LBS’ involvement in designing the HLA’s Financial Management module was driven by the need to deepen the financial management skills of executives in Nigeria’s public and private health sector.
“I advise participants to apply themselves to the programme. They should come with an open mind, ready to learn but more importantly participate in discussions which will enrich participants from other organisations as well,” she said.
The HLA curriculum comprehensively addresses core areas that healthcare executives need to competently excel in making a lasting impact on their organisations and local communities.
“I believe financial management is essential for every organisation. The programme has been well put together, and is tailored to the needs of health practitioners in Nigeria,” Okonedo added.