MoPH partners with HBKU, GIG to roll out leadership training
Doha: As one of the strategic priorities of the Public Health Strategy (PHS 2017-2022), the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has mandated Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), through its Executive Education Center ( EEC), and the Graduate Institute Geneva (GIG) to build the leadership capacities of selected public health professionals in Qatar.
For this purpose, a customized executive training program was delivered in two batches at HBKU’s Minaretein building in Education City.
The primary focus of the course revolved around the theme “Connecting Innovation and Quality Improvement”, with the primary objective of developing and implementing innovative practices to transform and improve public health performance at Qatar. Public health and healthcare professionals who have completed the program have been able to develop advanced skills in strategic planning, leadership and organizational effectiveness in the context of public health.
“We are privileged to partner with the HBKU Executive Training Center to support the MoPH in implementing this initiative through this bespoke executive training programme. The COVID-19 pandemic that the world has witnessed has highlighted the importance of public health policies and programs to effectively respond to such a crisis. The Geneva Graduate Institute can count on its world-renowned academics and experts to deliver a relevant program that combines academic rigor and professional relevance,” said Eliane Ballouhey, Executive Director of Executive Education at GIG.
Ghanim Ibrahim Al Mohannadi, Director of the MoPH Human Resources Department, said, “The MoPH has a comprehensive approach in the workforce development plan, aligned with the PHS 2017-2022 and the National Health Strategy. 2018-2022, to provide professional career opportunities. development for all staff and to implement leadership and management development activities with the collaboration of our key partners.
Issa Al Suwaidi, Head of Learning and Development Section at MoPH, also pointed out that the timing of this program ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is an invaluable opportunity for public health officials from various authorities of the country to meet to share common experiences and projects as part of the preparation for this event.