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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.