Update: Ebola Virus Outbreak in West Africa

UCLA Anderson, along with our partners, Johnson & Johnson, Amref Health Africa and GIMPA, has been closely following the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and its potential impact on the Management Development Institute (MDI) program. Following the 3 months ban placed on international meetings by the Government of Ghana, we have decided to postpone the program scheduled from October 12-18, 2014 in Accra, Ghana, and reschedule it for February 2015. Applicants who have already submitted their applications will be kept informed and provided with updates. If you have not yet applied, and are interested in the February 2015 program, please check our website regularly for updates to the application procedure and deadlines. Thank you for your understanding. Our thoughts and prayers are with the affected countries and health workers in West Africa. For further information, please contact Anna Nanor, GIMPA CMD - Phone: (233) 30 240 1681 or (233) 24 215 1405 - Email:

Selection Process: How to Apply

A session for Eastern African organizations will be offered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 22 - 28 June 2014. The deadline to submit the application is 23 May 2014. To download an application for the Tanzania program, please click here.

A session for Southern African organizations will be offered in Cape Town, South Africa, from 19 - 25 October 2014. The deadline to submit the application is 5 September 2014 . To download an application for the Cape Town program, please click here.

To Download the 2014 UCLA/J&J MDI Brochure, please click here. 

Thirty-six participants will be selected for each session. For program questions and the application process, please contact:


AMREF Project Coordinator

Phone: (254) (020) 6993228 or 6993000



Anna Nanor, GIMPA CMD

Phone: (233) 30 240 1681 or (233) 24 215 1405


SOUTHERN AFRICA MDI PROGRAM:                            

Chipo Mupure

Phone: +27 83 899 8172


A mandatory requirement for your application is a commitment to scope a Community Healthcare Improvement Plan during the program.