Health Technology Assessment Development Perspectives in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA)

Dear colleagues!


The International Scientific and Practical Conference "Health Technology Assessment Development Perspectives in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA)" (the Conference) will be held offline on April 22-23, 2022, in Sheraton Nur-Sultan Hotel located in Nur-Sultan, 60/1 Syganak st. 


Venue: Nur-Sultan, Syganak St., 60/1, Sheraton Nur-Sultan Hotel.

Date and time: April 22-23, 2022

April 22 from 08:30 to 18:35

April 23 from 09:00 to 13:00


The expansion of partnerships with P4H was discussed at the RCHD

On September 13-14, 2018, in Astana between the Ministry of Health, RCHD and representatives of GIZ, SDC and the P4H global network was held the Joint Mission on expanding cooperation and strengthening Kazakhstan's position as a regional center for promoting P4H partnership in Central Asia and Russian-speaking countries.


Kazakhstan was visited by Dr Franz von Roenne, GIZ Senior Advisor Strategy, Placella Enrichetta, SDC Health Advisor for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and Bayarsaikhan Dorjsuren, P4H Senior Health System Advisor.

New accreditation standards for medical organizations are approved by the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Accreditation of medical organizations will be conducted according to updated standards according to the order of the Minister of Healthcare dated on June 5, 2018, No. 325 “On Amendments and Additions to the Order of the Minister of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated on October 2, 2012 No. 676 “On Approval of Accreditation Standards for Medical Organizations””. From June 25, 2018 accreditation of medical organizations has been suspended until August 20, 2018 due to the need of updating the automated information system of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan “Quality Management System for Medical Services” (“QMSMS”).


Since the introduction of the national accreditation of medical organizations, this issue of accreditation standards is the third in a row. According to the best world practice and ISQua requirements, it is recommended to revise national accreditation standards every four years. The first issue of accreditation standards for medical organizations was issued in 2009. In 2012, the second edition of accreditation standards came into force, on the basis of which accredited organizations worked until today. The accreditation of medical organizations will be carried out using standards of the third revision within the next four years.

Kazakhstan experience in health system financing and public's part in solving of -medical support problems discussed at UHC International Congress

Р4Н Panel session (for Public Health) was held on December 14 and 15 within the framework of the UHC International Congress (Universal Health Coverage). It was organized by the World Health Organization together with other international organizations and the Government of Japan. The Congress was devoted to the global problems of universal coverage of the population with medical assistance and key areas for UHC promoting. This Congress was attended by the Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Shinzo Abe.

The Congress included several panel meetings on: the involvement of the private sector in UHC; the political and economic factors on the availability of medical care and its quality; new ways of UHC partnerships and management processes; health financing; role of the public in UHC; increasing opportunities for joint activities of physicians and the public in achieving the goals of UHC and Р4Н.

At the Panel meeting Deputy General Director of "RSE on REU "Republican Health Development Center" (Republican State Enterprise with the right to engage in economic activities) Kaldybayeva M. K. addressed the speech devoted to the financing of the health system, the role of regional cooperation and public involvement in solving problems of medical support.

Staff of RHDC received awards and diplomas

Today, the Republican Center for health development has held a solemn meeting devoted to Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

CEO Aynur Ayipkhanova congratulated the staff on the national holiday and presented awards and diplomas.

Medal "Yenbek ardageri" was given to Dosmambetova Kulsara Karabayevna, leading specialist of the Department of knowledge assessment at the Knowledge and Skills Assessment Center.

Award pin "Densaulyk satau isine koskan ulesy ushin" was taken by Baigozina Zaure, the head of Department of development of medical education at the Center for human resources development and science. Gulzhan Mukhanova, the chief specialist of the Department of standardization at the Centre for the rational clinical practice was awarded the pin "Densaulyk saktau isinin uzdigi".

Diplomas were also given to Galiya Mussina, the chief specialist of the Observatory of human resources at the Center of human resources development and science and Rauza Kenzhekulova, the chief specialist of the primary health care development sector at the Medical Assistance Development Center.

Senvere congratulations on the national holiday - the Independence Day. We wish You good health and happiness, wealth and prosperity in every home, and our native country.

Health Ministry functions transferred to competitive environment and self-regulatory organizations

On December 8, the Republican Health Development Center held a meeting on issues of transferring state functions of the Ministry of Health in the competitive environment and self-regulatory organizations in Astana. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Health, RHDC, National chamber of health, associations of professional medical organizations and legal entities.

The guests were informed on the work of the Ministry of Health in the direction, and the introducing new management models healthcare, which provides public control as well. It is expected tto transform the joint Commission for quality in an independent legal entity and transfer some state functions.

Participants supported the proposal of the Ministry of Health to transfer the following:

- organization and conduct of state certification of scientific organizations and educational institutions in the field of healthcare; development of qualification requirements for medical and pharmaceutical activities, standard operating procedures, new methods of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, medical and social rehabilitation, standards for equipping of pre-clinical simulation of medical colleges.

Also, it is proposed to transfer functions such as organization and conduction of accreditation of subjects of health care, monitoring of activities of accredited subjects of health, formation of a data base of actors in the field of health, standards of accreditation, and education in the field of health.

Astana hosts seminar with participation of USA National Board of medical examiners

On December 11-12, Astana hosted a seminar with the participation of the National Board of medical examiners of the USA (NBME).

The seminar,is attended by some representatives of the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan, National Chamber of Health of Kazakhstan, national institutions, rectors and Vice rectors of medical universities.

Representatives of the National Board of medical examiners of the USA, headed by Vice-President M. Brownelle Anderson, conducted a series of seminars and workshops concerning the organization and activities of professional councils for certification in the specialties of doctors, according to the methodology of the development of tests and clinical scenarios, psychometrics.

National Board of medical examiners of the United States assesses knowledge and skills through the demonstration of the key competencies of healthcare professionals to medical practice.

High USMLE results allow the community to be confident in the quality and safety of health care provided to the population, and their activities are consistent with established standards.

The seminar is relevant due to the transition of Kazakhstan from the public health workers certification to the system of licensing of medical activities.

In 2020 Kazakhstan plans to introduce mandatory licensing of health professionals. So, it is expected to attract NBME in terms of creating a stable methodological framework for the process of assigning licenses to staff.