Medical Education Reform in Tajikistan – Phase 3

Project Overview

Project Title Medical Education Reform in Tajikistan – Phase 3
Project Number 7F07030
Country Tajikistan
Overall Project Value(CHF) More than 4 000 000
Project Start – Project End October 1, 2015–September 30, 2019
Project Status Active

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Project Budget(CHF) 5.440.000
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

Switzerland has been supporting Medical Education Reforms in Tajikistan since 2009 with the aim to ensure availability of appropriately trained, well-deployed and motivated workers in the health sector. With support of the project the standards of undergraduate education have been revised and learning environment along with the teaching process at medical schools have been significantly improved. The current phase of the project will target quality of postgraduate education and unite all levels of medical education in one global continuum.

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

Project Objectives
  • To improve the governance of the medical education system.
  • To adequately prepare doctors and nurses to meet health needs of the population.
  • To provide better quality services of primary health care workers.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, Examination, certification and accreditation, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Quality assurance, 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, Standardisation, Certification, Accreditation Bodies
Related Projects
  • Developing of new curriculum and better teaching approach.
  • Updating of human resource for health policies
  • Ensuring of effectively functioning family medicine specialisation and CME programs.
Project Results
  • Undergraduate curricula of the Tajik State Medical University (TSMU) revised and implemented.
  • An innovative post university specialty training for family doctors developed and tested.
  • Regulations on re-certification procedures for doctors developed and endorsed by the Ministry of Health and social Protection.
  • Quality assurance procedures for medical teaching introduced.

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