Africa-Press – Lesotho. Through new health related programs they are about to introduce, the Institute of Development Management (IDM) seeks to contribute immensely to the Lesotho health system by producing competent health professionals.
This is according to IDM Acting Country Director ‘Makhosi Hlalele speaking at the Curriculum Development and Quality Assurance Forum that was held in Maseru on Thursday.
IDM has joined forces with a Botswana based health focused institution, Boitekanelo College in a partnership that will see the latter’s four health programs offered through the former locally.
The programs are Clinical Technology, Health Care Assistance, Health Promotion and Education and Emergency Medical Care. Hlalele emphasized that health sector is key for economic and human development hence producing
qualified health professionals will help improve the lives of Basotho as well as the Lesotho health system. The forum engaged stakeholders’ suggestions on how best these programs could respond
to Lesotho’s needs. The stakeholders involved were the Ministry of Health (MoH), Lesotho Mounted Police Services (LMPS), Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) and
others who are equally important. She stipulated that the two institutions signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) back in 2016 and have since been working on developing programs to be offered
at IDM. Their programs she said are developed towards responding to Lesotho’s national agendas, particularly the health sector agenda. Meanwhile, Deputy Provost Academic services at Boitekanelo College, Dr Morekwe Selemogwe-Matsetse likewise
emphasized the importance of coming up with health programs that are specifically designed to meet the needs of Lesotho and its people. She went on to stress a need for consultation with stakeholders prior the accreditation of
such courses to get their views. As such they are bound to get it right in terms of providing programs that respond to the country’s needs, she added.