Presented here is a collection of heartfelt testimonials that vividly capture the transformative impact and lasting impression this program has made on those participants who embarked on this nine-month learning journey in January 2023. 

5 stars

Practical examples, vivid imaginations, thought provoking cases, enlightening new knowledge and applications will be some descriptors of this program. The professors along with the guest speakers will give you a vibrant image of what an effective health care system should look like. The fellow students will share their views and help you to see outside your locale. I would recommend to any African health care leader to attend this course in order to widen his nexus and scrutinize the threads of leadership and management.

Natan Wondwossen Elssa
Medical Doctor and Lecturer
Addis Ababa University

 Every aspect of the program is designed to shape and nurture influential thinkers and innovative leaders who will make a big difference and add value to the healthcare system, especially for our continent. The professors shared their immensely transformational knowledge and wisdom, and the challenge now remains with us to step out and deliver differently and be game changers in delivering effective leadership in the various healthcare facilities we represent. Thank you University of Toronto, for this opportunity. I highly recommend the program to my fellow colleagues who are in management or want to be part of the leadership team in the healthcare space. 

Mercy Ngugi
HR Manager
Equity Afia Limited

Going through the course on Effective Healthcare Management, every session has been an eye opener for me. I am able to practice what I am learning in real time and strategically know when to lead and when to manage. Every member of the faculty is very respectful and participants' views and suggestions are always welcome and encouraged. I am happy to draw more knowledge from my professors now and in future. 

Samuel Hawala
Head of Business Development and Customer Experience
Equity Afia 

The training has been an excellent opportunity to learn a great deal from the the highly qualified professors and the team as well. It is well organized and has incorporated interesting cases which made the classes interactive and interesting. It has been an enjoyable experience.

Eyerusalem Solomon
Assistant Professor
Addis Ababa University

This is a well thought out course designed for top leaders/managers in the health sector that balances what is required of the leader, what to do with the people and the organization to ensure performance, at the same time ethical and human. The world class professors were very good with their “stuff” providing practical tools, concepts, and frameworks in a variety of ways such as guest speakers, case studies, videos, and group discussions. One will not remain the same after undertaking the course.

Jackline Sitienei  
Moi University

The program has significantly enriched my management knowledge and leadership capabilities. The expertise of the lecturers has been exceptional, bringing in-depth industry experience and a deep understanding of the healthcare landscape. The course content has been highly relevant, with practical examples and case studies that allow for immediate application in real-world scenarios. Furthermore, the program's inclusion of guest speakers from the healthcare industry has immensely enriched the learning experience with valuable insights and perspectives. I highly recommend this program to healthcare managers.

Kiprotich Cheruiyot
Programs Coordinator, Health
Equity Group Foundation


The program has broadened my knowledge on critical thinking and problem solving. As a healthcare professional, I am better equipped with insightful knowledge on handling different matters that affect health care systems at an institutional and macro level as opposed to my initial focus on patients' care alone. I will utilize the leadership and managerial skills gained for a positive transformation of healthcare systems in Africa.

Morris Maganjo
Medical Officer In-Charge
Equity Group Foundation

 Knowledge gaps are serious threats to the sustainability of an organization's operations. As a healthcare administrator for over 11 years and a lecturer in health courses,  I didn't know I had knowledge gaps until I enrolled in this program. Healthcare is not just about day-to-day administrative tasks but also an assessment of the potential risk in all endeavors. The  illustrations and linkages in this program are fascinating and give a holistic picture of effective healthcare in a concise manner. Lectures and activities are practical and understandable. I recommend that all managers enroll in this program.

Joseph Kwasi Brenyah
Lecturer and Researcher
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

This program exceeded my expectation, apart from the real time examples and discussions, we had the opportunity to be lectured by high profile experts. The peer break out sessions offered chances to learn best practices from colleagues in different countries and also created networking avenues. The concepts and frameworks from "Effective Healthcare Management" are what my new regimen is based on!

Selina Achiaa Owusu
Senior Physician Assistant 
Ghana Health Service

The Certificate of Effective Healthcare Management program has provided me with an opportunity to engage with important topics in health leadership and management. I found the case studies to be particularly helpful in deepening my understanding of the wide array of concepts, theories, and ideas, and how they play out in practice. Beyond the knowledge, skills and practical tools, the program provides a space for connecting with health professionals, leaders and academics from across Africa.

Oupa Steven Motshweneng
District Quality Assurance Manager
Western Cape Government: Health and Wellness
South Africa 

The faculty's expertise and real-world case studies experience were invaluable in bridging the gap between theory and practice covering topics like healthcare risk management, governance ethics and culture, finance, and forensic considerations. This program has been instrumental in shaping my career as a healthcare professional, and I highly recommend it to anyone passionate about making a difference in this critical field.

Kennedy Ochieng
Programs Coordinator, Health
Equity Group Foundation 

 This program has been one of the best learning experiences I have ever had. The sessions are engaging and foster critical thinking. The cases discussed are relatable real-life examples. The program has influenced me in so many positive ways. It has provided me with valuable concepts and tools to find practical solutions that can sustainably respond to the growing challenges in healthcare. It also created an opportunity of networking with the African healthcare leaders.

Melaku Taye
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Addis Ababa University

I am extremely privileged to be part of this program. The discussions and examples given throughout the training and learning period are highly educative, engaging and well-designed.

Harrison Etemesi 
Equity Afia Medical Centre