Creating better managers through structured training and mentoring. PRRINN-MNCH

Authors: Health Partners International
Document Type: Factsheets
Publication Date: 2013

This is the seventh in a series of eight factsheets on the theme of governance and systems, that draws on the results and lessons learned from the PRRINN-MNCH programme. This particular brief focuses on creating better managers through structured training and mentoring. The key messages are:

A new training package to counter the lack of hands-on training and mentoring for mid-level health sector managers has delivered promising results.

  1. To counter Nigeria’s lack of sufficient mid-level health sector managers, PRRINN-MNCH has developed a comprehensive training package using facilitators to improve the knowledge, skills and attitude of new managers.
  2. Two modules per year are planned, with a clear structure including: sharing challenges; technical input on specific issues; work-based assignment development; team mentoring; project review.
  3. The first training module made significant advances and will be used to further train sub-state managers in Jigawa state. Positive results in other African countries, including enhanced value for money and sustainability, imply success for this initiative in Nigeria too.


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Tags: Nigeria, Capacity building, Training, Capacity development, Health policy, Primary health care, Institutional strengthening, Health systems, PRRINN-MNCH, Monitoring and evaluation, Health services, Legislation, Health management, Human resource management, Human resource policy, Health managers, Systems development, Human resource information,