December 15, 2009
Successful Launch of Leadership Program in DRC
LMS launched a Leadership Development Program (LDP) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in September 2009 to strengthen local capacity in the management of primary health care services. A five-day facilitator training workshop was held in Kinshasa for 12 local facilitators—seven from LMS and five from the Ministry of Health. At the end of September the first workshop began with five teams from the Mwene Ditu health district of Kasai Oriental Province, and covered core leading and managing practices and the Challenge Model. One participant noted how he learned how to change his work climate with simple methods. The facilitators are scaling up the program to cover the three more clusters of health zones around Luiza, Kole, and Tshumbe, and the LDP will continue through April 2010.