Medical Education Reform in Tajikistan – Phase 2

Project Overview

Project Title Medical Education Reform in Tajikistan – Phase 2
Project Number 7F07030
Country Tajikistan
Overall Project Value(CHF) 2 000 001 - 4 000 000
Project Start – Project End September 1, 2012–September 30, 2015
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Project Budget(CHF) 3.050.000
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Foreign private sector North
• Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Eurasia Division,, +41 (0)58 462 44 14
Beneficiary Not Assigned

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The health care system in Tajikistan undergoes a difficult process of profound reforms endeavouring to adjust scarce financing allocated to the health sector with the obligation to improve the quality and accessibility of the poor population to basic health services. Establishment of a well-functioning family medicine of a good quality is an effective way to decrease the morbidity and mortality rates which are currently the highest in the region. To reach this aim in the long-term, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) supports the reforms of medical education.

The overall goal of the project is that the population of Tajikistan is benefiting from the improved quality of health care services, especially at primary health care level, through improved medical education.

Project Objectives
  • To improve knowledge and practice of students at Tajik State Medical University (TSMU).
  • To improve knowledge and practice of family medicine interns.
  • To improve knowledge and practice of family doctors and nurses.
  • To clarify roles and responsibilities of different institution as well as the financing of medical education.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Standards and curriculum development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements)
Occupational Field Health Care and Social Welfare, Medicine and Veterinary
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
Related Projects
  • Developing of new curriculum and better teaching approach.
  • Implementing of Post University Speciality Training program.
  • Steering and managing of a functioning continuing medical education and learning system by Tajik institutions.
  • Developing of policy dialogue.
Project Results
  • The national standards for medical education renewed.
  • The curriculum of medical education at the TSMU updated.
  • Teaching capacities of teachers of TSMU improved.
  • A clinical skills laboratory for students established.

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