The Republican Center for Health Development has been working on the development of a draft of the new State program for health development since November 2018. As it is known, the state planning system provides for the development of program documents for the industry based on the global development plans of the country. The development strategy of Kazakhstan until 2050, as well as the Strategic Development Plan of the Republic of Kazakhstan until 2025, the instructions of the Leader of Nation were taken into account and formed the basis of the draft of the State Program for Health Development. The main reforms initiated under the state program "Densaulyk" 2016-2019 were also continued, the recommendations of international experts were taken into account.
The first working group, chaired by the Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, gathered at the RCHD on February 2019, where the first draft of the Project of State Program for Health Development was presented. A number of regular meetings and finalization of the project led to the decision to hold thematic specialized working groups that would cover all issues from the future development of the organization of assistance to increasing the level of competence of specialists. On the basis of the RCHD, the working groups worked each of the directions during three days and were created from the number of medical workers from all regions of the country and from all levels of the health care system - primary health care, hospital, medical universities, as well as representatives of NGOs and other public organizations, at the same time groups were formed not only from doctors, but also nursing staff.
A total of 13 working groups were created, which conducted discussions on the following topics:
- Public Health
- Diseases of the circulatory system
- Mental health
- Diseases of the respiratory system
- Reproductive and sexual health
- Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
- Child disease
- HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis
As a result of the work, proposals were submitted for the State Program of Health Development for 2020–2025. The main concept of the State program for the current period was formed and first presented by the General Director of the RCHD Ainur Aypkhanova on May 6, 2019, at the base of the Non-Commercial Joint-Stock Organizaiton “Astana Medical University” (Nur-Sultan) at a meeting of the Training and Methodological Association in the “Healthcare” direction, under Chairmanship of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yelzhan Birtanov. The meeting was attended by the first executives, deputy heads and leading specialists of medical universities, research institutes, national centers, who made proposals to the project in terms of activities related to the provision of public health, development of medical education and science.
The Ministry of Health, together with the RCHD, prepared a draft plan of activities for the State program for Health Development calculated until 2025, with the main indicators of the result.
Further steps in the development of the State Program will be a public discussion and reading of the draft.