International Management Development Programme (IMDP)

In order to help countries improve the management of health programmes, The Union has designed a series of courses that address challenges faced by national programme managers and healthcare administrators in limited-resource settings. The Union’s International Management Development Programme (IMDP) strengthens health systems by training health professionals in the specific management competencies that are essential for healthcare programmes to provide quality care for patients.

IMDP courses address key issues, such as:

  • Developing budgets that meet governmental and/or donor requirements
  • Organising and training healthcare staff at different levels
  • Coordinating the procurement and management of medicines and supplies
  • Handling human resources issues, such as motivating overworked staff
  • Creating communications plans to disseminate important health messages
  • Adhering to practices needed to monitor and evaluate programme performance

Course details and further information

For complete details, click on the course titles below or download our 2016 brochure. For additional information about the IMDP, visit
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IMDP participants are eligible to earn continuing education units (CEUs) and continuing medical education (CMEs). The IMDP is accredited both by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and the European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP).

2016 courses

Please note: the official language for these courses is English.

Performance-Oriented Project Management 

Power & Influence, Networking & Partnerships 

Budget, Finance & Risk Management for Non-Profits 

Strategic Planning & Innovation 

An Approach to Strengthening Health Systems 

Strategic Health Communications 

Results-Based Monitoring & Evaluation

Supply Chain Management 

Leading Management Teams