Astana held meeting within "Strategic human resource management" project

December 6, in Astana, the Republican Health Development Center supported by the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan held a Republican meeting on the implementation of the project "Strategic human resource management" in 2016-2019 years.

The meeting was attended by about 60 health care specialists: the regional leaders of project teams, representatives of the Republican scientific centre and the research Institute, the national center for e-health.

The participants discussed the interim results of the project, the implementation of regional and corporate policies of human resources management, modernization of personnel services with the introduction of modern HR-technologies, questions of insurance of professional liability of health workers and subjects of health.

Participants spoke about the problems of filling in the program "Resource Management System". In order to solve this issues, it was decided to conduct additional training of the personnel specialists of the medical organizations to work with this program.

Also the meeting included a seminar "Communication skills and medical ethics" for coaches to organize and conduct cascade training regions.

RHDC build on ties with National Committee of USA nursing state boards

On November 27-30, a working visit of representatives of the RHDC was hosted  in Chicago at the invitation of the National Committee of nursing state boards of the United States of America (NCSBN).

The NCSBN is a nonprofit organization, to ensure the health of the U.S. population through the organization and conduct the national licensing exam for nurses (NCLEX), the results of which are recognized by jurisdictions not only in the U.S. but also Canada.

The purpose of NCSBN visit was to familiarize with the international experience of licensing and certification of nurses to ensure the transformation of the system of certification into the system of medical activity licensing.

During the visit, RHDC General Director Ainur Ayipkhanova signed a Memorandum of cooperation NCSBN in the regulation of medical activities of nurses, licensing, and improving medical education.

Representatives of the RHDC learnt about the development of examination material, establishing a passing score in the license exam and scoring with the use of psychometric analysis. Also, the participants discussed the use of information technologies in medical regulation and licensing.

Astana first time hosted Forum "Investing in health of the Republic of Kazakhstan"

On November 30, Astana hosted the Forum "Investing in health of the Republic of Kazakhstan" with the participation of Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Yerbolat Dossayev, Minister of Healthcare of Kazakhstan Yelzhan Birtanov.

Partners of the Forum were the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and National center for health development.

This event is dedicated to the development of infrastructure, the search for models of cooperation between the state and private medicine, investment in health and the implementation of public-private partnerships.

Representatives of international financial organizations, potential investors, medical business, international and Kazakh experts in the field of health investments and PPP projects, representatives of key ministries and akimats of oblasts, Astana and Almaty took part in the forum.

Currently, in Kazakhstan there are 7 914 health facilities, of which 6 764 objects are public and 1 150 – private ones.

At the same time, in connection with the deterioration of buildings and medical equipment, lack of design capacity of outpatient organizations, high security beds, the total need for investment in the healthcare industry today is estimated at around 1 trillion tenge.

Ministry of Health continues the campaign for the selection of candidates for senior positions

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan continues the campaign to select candidates for inclusion in the personnel reserve for leadership positions in the healthcare system of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

When selecting candidates, special attention will be paid to the existing competencies and factors of competitiveness in the global labor market. The following criteria will be the determining priorities for candidates: the availability of higher education in the leading universities of the country and the world, experience in leading positions in the current healthcare system of the Republic of Kazakhstan or in health organizations of advanced economies, and proficiency in English.

We recall that, this company is carried out as part of the implementation of the Address of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated January 31, 2017 "Third modernization of Kazakhstan: global competitiveness."

Applications for candidates will be accepted at the following link:

If you have any difficulties or questions, you can contact by phone 8- (7172) -700-950 (add. 1104), contact person - Zhabataeva Moldir Aydarkhankyzy.

Rules of accreditation of professional medical associations are discussed in Astana

At the beginning of May, the Center for Accreditation of the Republican Center for Health Development of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan held a videoconference on the "Rules for the Accreditation of Professional Medical Associations. Methodical and consultative support for preparation for accreditation", for 83 representatives of professional medical associations and the association of legal entities of the country.

Accreditation of professional medical associations (hereinafter - PMA) in Kazakhstan is conducted for the first time, the purpose of which is to assess the activities of the PMA for compliance with the established criteria for the selection and further transfer of certain functions of the state body to them.

Accreditation of professional medical associations is a voluntary procedure conducted by the Joint Commission on Quality of Medical Services of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The role of PMA is to develop a quality management system for medical services, to participate in the improvement of medical and pharmaceutical education programs and to implement reforms in the field of nursing with the active involvement of non-governmental and professional organizations.

6 medical higher education institutions of RK concluded memorandums on cooperation with foreign universities

Within the framework of the project "Modernization of Medical Education and Science" (hereinafter referred to as the Project) six medical universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed 3-year memorandums with foreign universities belonging to the top 500 best. Within the framework of this project, new approaches to the selection and admission of applicants to medical universities will be introduced, educational programs of higher education and residency will be revised, including together with the Nazarbayev University medical school.

To further develop the system of independent assessment of the competencies of students and graduates of medical universities, a single national multi-stage examination based on USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) system will be introduced.

The most advanced medical higher education institutions has been identified on scientific and innovative activities in the Republic of Kazakhstan

At the meeting of the Scientific Council of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the results of the rating evaluation of scientific organizations and medical universities on the indicators of scientific and innovation activities in 2016 were summed up.

According to the rating evaluation, among the medical universities, the leaders of scientific and innovative activities were: Karaganda State Medical University, South Kazakhstan State Pharmaceutical Academy and Medical University of Astana.

Among the scientific organizations of the clinical profile, the highest indices in the Research Institute of Radiation Medicine and Ecology, the National Scientific Medical Center and the National Scientific Center for Surgery named afterSyzganov. Among the leading non-clinical organizations – the National Center for the Problems of Healthy Lifestyle Formation, the Kazakh Scientific Center for Quarantine and Zoonotic Diseases named after M. Aikimbayev, Scientific Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology named after H. Zhumatov.

Also within the framework of the Scientific Council of the Ministry of Health of the RK, the topics of applied scientific research in the field of public health, planned for funding in 2018-2020, were considered.