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Unleashing the Entrepreneurial Spirit – Business Skills Training for Clinicians
February 20th, 2016
Each year the majority of the 7,000 newly graduated mid-level professionals, who form 80% of the health workers in the country, become private practitioners running their own clinics and pharmacies across the country serving low income communities.
However many clinicians lack the skills necessary to operate a successful and profitable healthcare business, and are often forced to close in the first few years to the detriment of the communities they serve.
This knowledge gap is now being addressed through an innovative business skills training programme by PSP4H, a UKaid funded research programme which aims to strengthen the capacity of the for-profit health sector to reach the poor – improving access, affordability and quality of healthcare for low-income communities.
PSP4H partnered with experts from Kenyatta University’s School of Business to design and deliver its three-day business skills programme ‘Unleashing the Entrepreneurial Spirit’.
What makes the programme innovative is that the learning does not end with the last classroom encounter, and the course materials are open access – available from PSP4H at no cost for any reputable training organisation targeting low-income clinicians to implement.
There are three modules: Cash-Flow Management, Inventory Management, and Customer Care and Business Communications. Each is covered over a day divided into half-theory and half-practice. Uniquely, PSP4H and its partners visit each clinic a minimum of three times following training to support clinicians with implementing the business tools learnt. This follow-up phase is crucial for the transfer and full implementation of lessons learned, bringing about lasting behavioural change.
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