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SMDP Kicks-Off their 20th Anniversary with a Virtual Reunion

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On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, in celebration of two-decades of working with ministries of health and other partners to build capacity and strengthen public health management and leadership skills, the Sustainable Management Development Program (SMDP) hosted a webinar bringing together graduates of the Management for Improved Public Health Program (MIPH) and the Global Health Leadership Forum (Forum). Current and former SMDP staff, and the founder of SMDP, Dr. Mike Malison also participated in the webinar where participants shared their success stories, experiences and progress as a result of participation in the Forum and MIPH.

The Management for Improved Public Health (MIPH) Program was launched in 1992, with 13 participants from 9 countries participating in a six-week course in applied management training. The MIPH program is an interactive program designed to develop and enhance management skills of middle-level health professionals. The program aims to build workforce and health system capacity and improve health outcomes by providing training in project management, process improvement, and performance management.

To date, SMDP has trained over 425 MIPH fellows from more than 70 low- and middle-income countries, and has established 7 independent country management and leadership training programs that have trained more than 3,000 health managers.

To view photos of all SMDP/MIPH graduating classes click here.


To see the Archived Virtual Reunion click here.

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