Improvement of children care teaching as a template for modernising postgraduate medical education in Central Asia

Project Overview

Project Title Improvement of children care teaching as a template for modernising postgraduate medical education in Central Asia
Project Number 598399-EPP-1-2018-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
Country Kazakhstan Tajikistan Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 500 001 - 1 000 000
Project Start – Project End January 15, 2019–January 14, 2022
Project Status Active

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 997.977
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan)
• Kazakhskiy Meditsinsky Universitet Nepreryvnogo Obrazovaniya – Kazmuce (Kazakhstan)
• Bukhara State Medical Institute (Uzbekistan)
• Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University (Kazakhstan)
• The State Higher Educational Institution – Avicenna Tajik State Medical University (Tajikistan)
• The State Higher Educational Institution – Khatlon State Medical University (Tajikistan)
• Institute of Postgraduate Education in Health Sphere of Republic of Tajikistan (Tajikistan)
• Uniwersytet Jagiellonski (Poland)
• Universitaet Ulm (Germany)
• Toshkent Pediatriya Tibbiyot Instituti (Uzbekistan)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Project Coordinator:

Universita Degli Studi Di Pavia





Team Leader: Prof Gian Battista Parigi

Beneficiary Universita Degli Studi Di Pavia on behalf of national governments

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

Aim of the project is to support the modernization, professionalization and internationalization of postgraduate training in the field of children care management in Central Asia (CA) Countries – Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan – in cooperation with HEI from Italy, Germany and Poland willing to share their expertise and experience in the fields of Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery and Child Neuropsychiatry postgraduate training. It’s a joint project organised as a feasibility study to become, if successful, a structural project for a sustainable and long lasting improvement in the organisation of postgraduate medical training in CA countries, not only in paediatrics but possibly also in other fields of medical care.

Project Objectives
  • To emphasise the importance of children care in the ongoing process of Health Care Reform in CA countries, thus contributing to reduce the infant mortality, through an updated approach to the modern techniques of neonatal and pediatric care, widely resorting on the tools made available by ICT.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Mobility and international exchange, Quality assurance, Social Partnership, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Health Care and Social Welfare, Medicine and Veterinary
Target Groups Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
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  • To provide a solid and sustainable basis for justifying these results, all partners will be provided with the most advanced ICT training and teleconferencing systems, as well as on-the-job training.
  • The preparatory work for the situational analysis and pediatric project census will also provide the government with an invaluable tool that provides a solid foundation for creating any future intervention project in the health system and labor resources for childcare in the Central Asian countries.
Project Results
  • New curricula and new educational strategies dedicated to integrated child care developed and implemented.
  • The infant mortality reduced.
  • Life expectancy at birth significantly increased.

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