Medical Education Reforms in Kyrgyzstan – Phase 2

Project Overview

Project Title Medical Education Reforms in Kyrgyzstan – Phase 2
Project Number 7F08530
Country Kyrgyzstan
Overall Project Value(CHF) 2 000 001 - 4 000 000
Project Start – Project End May 1, 2017–April 30, 2021
Project Status Active

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Project Budget(CHF) 3.320.000
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Other Swiss academic and research institutions
• Swiss Private Sector
• Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève in partnership with the Public Foundation “Initiatives in medical education”

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Eurasia Division,, +41 (0)58 462 44 14
Beneficiary Ministry of Health

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

Although health sector reforms have prioritised family medicine, the medical education system continues to prepare narrow specialists, leading to a shortage of family doctors mainly in rural areas. The Ministry of Health initiated the medical education reforms with focus on family doctors specialty at pregraduate level and compulsory postgraduate clinical practice in the regions. Phase II of the project will finalize the medical education reform implementation process with focus on postgraduate and continuous medical education.

Project Objectives
  • The population basic health needs, in particular in rural areas, are met by well qualified and competent health professionals in line with the Health Sector Reforms.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Policy Advice & Development, 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
Related Projects
  • Developing and implementing of relevant policies by policy- and decision-makers at national level and relevant stakeholders.
  • Improving of health services provided by doctors and nurses.
Project Results
  • Policy dialogue and governance mechanisms are in place to ensure quality of medical education.
  • Strategic alignment of the human resources policy with the health sector priorities ensured.
  • Clinical practice increasingly applied in the course of Pregraduate Medical Education.
  • Strong focus on general practitioners/family doctors in the Postgraduate education placed.
  • The competence of practicing health workers through continuous medical education increased.
  • Nurses’ competencies upgraded and well-integrated in the primary health care.

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