MSH Appointed a Continuous Professional Development Provider in Kenya

{Photo credit: William Vasquez}Photo credit: William Vasquez

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), under its PEPFAR, USAID-funded Leadership, Management and Sustainability/Kenya project, has been appointed as a Continuous Professional Development provider by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB). Participants in Kenya taking the LMS/Kenya leadership and management related courses—Health Systems Management (HSM) and the Leadership Development Program (LDP)—will now earn credit points for these courses. Those participating in the Leading High-Performing Healthcare Organizations (LeHHO) program delivered jointly by LMS/Kenya and Strathmore Business School (SBS) will receive their credit points through SBS which has also been appointed as a CPD provider.

This is an important milestone for MSH as it is the first time that courses offered through our programs have been recognized by a regulatory body. In Kenya, it is the first time that KMPDB is accrediting leadership and management courses for continuing professional development; previously, all courses it accredited were related to clinical practices. This decision came following the participation of KMPDB team in the LeHHO program, where team members realized the importance of leadership and management training for medical practitioners and dentists in Kenya. The CPD process in KMPDB is managed online through the website www.icpdkenya.org.

The Leadership, Management and Sustainability Program in Kenya (LMS/Kenya) is a five-year associate award (2010-2015) funded by the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and led by MSH. The program is working with public-sector institutions of the health system, NGOs, FBOs in the health sector, and other USAID partners to strengthen leadership and management capabilities at the national, provincial, district, and community levels to improve access to and use of quality health services and thereby improve the health of the Kenyan population.

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