Executive Education
13 September 2022

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), Qatar, partners with Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and the Geneva Graduate Institute (GIG) to roll out a customised Training Program on Public Health Leadership

As one of the strategic priorities of the Public Health Strategy (PHS 2017-2022), the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) in Qatar has mandated the two institutions to build the leadership capacity of selected Public Health professionals in Qatar. The program will be delivered in two batches which will run from 04-15 September 2022 in HBKU’s Minaratein Building in Education City.

The main focus of the course revolves around the theme "Connecting Innovation and Quality Improvement," with the primary goal of developing and implementing innovative practices to transform and improve public health performance in Qatar. Healthcare professionals who complete the program will have achieved advanced competencies in strategic planning, leadership, and organizational effectiveness in the context of public health.

"It is our privilege to collaborate with HBKU’s Executive Education Center (HBKU-EEC) to support MOPH in implementing its strategy through this custom-made Executive Education programme. The Covid-19 pandemic that the world has witnessed has highlighted the importance of Public Health policies and programmes in responding efficiently to such a crisis. The Geneva Graduate Institute can rely on its world-renowned academics and experts to deliver a relevant program combining academic rigor and professional relevance." said Eliane Ballouhey, Executive Director of Executive Education.

Mr Ghanim Ibrahim Al Mohannadi, Director of the Human Resources Department at MOPH Qatar said: “MOPH has a comprehensive approach in the Workforce Development Plan, aligned with the PHS 2017-2022, to provide opportunities for professional career development for all staff and to implement leadership and management development activities with the collaboration of our key partners.”

Sheikh Dr Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Thani, Director of Public Health at MOPH, stated, “We are proud to collaborate with GIG and HBKU-EEC on this important course as leadership is necessary, relevant, and important in public health practice. The course will enable the engagement, management, and transformation of the challenges we are facing at the national level. Moreover, it will also empower our capabilities to work and collaborate internationally to address global public health threats”.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. HBKU is a homegrown research and graduate studies University that acts as a catalyst for positive transformation in Qatar and the region while having a global impact.



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