To compliment HeSMA drive for excellence in healthcare leadership, management and governance, the concept of board certification was introduced by the directors as a way of validating the qualities that healthcare managers bring to the Association and healthcare industry.
In late 2017, HeSMA board of directors adopted stringent guidelines for awarding professional qualifications to heath care managers and leaders in East Africa. These qualification are widely used and acceptable that describes objectively the journey a managers takes. The framework has been used world over in USA, Europe and Asia. The first batch of applications (meant for the credentialing committee that was in turn to certify healthcare managers in Africa) was received by us for independent credentialing. I encourage you to pursue this challenge and join HeSMA’s Board certification initiative to improve the healthcare systems now.