On June 2-3, 2012, APHFTA, in conjunction with Wharton Business School, presented a business training workshop to the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences’ chapter of Tanzania Medical Student Association. This two-day course was titled "Business in Health: Developing Management Skills in Health Care Business."
The course focused on teaching the students how to think in business terms with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and management. The agenda covered an overview of business in healthcare, managing a healthcare facility, and entrepreneurship. Important fundamental business topics were explored in an introductory manner including situation analysis, financial records, expanding a business, writing a business plan, and types of funding.
The course involved substantial audience participation. The roughly 65-member audience was split up into small teams that were often called upon to brainstorm or answer questions related to the course. At the end of day 1, a case study was given out to give participants further hands-on experience dealing with business problems and decision-making.
The course concluded with a speech by APHFTA CEO Dr. Ogillo and the presentation of certificates.
Below is a picture of Dr Samwel Ogillo adressing the trainees at Muhimbili University and a cross section picture of the attendees.