Wednesday, 09 August 2017, 04:47:00
The Vice Minister of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan Lyazat Aktayeva, during a briefing in the Government's press center, said that in the framework of the “Densaulyq” State Program for Healthcare Development the modernization of medical education through strategic partnership with foreign universities will continue in Kazakhstan.
Lyazat Aktayeva noted that the availability of doctors in Kazakhstan is higher than in OECD countries, and nurses, on the contrary, is lower.
At the same time, the main problem is the provision of personnel, especially in rural areas and the quality of training.
"In this regard, we are modernizing medical education through strategic partnership with foreign universities. Partners of medical universities are determined, work is carried out to develop strategic development plans for 5 years, the essence of which is to change the training programs, expand the academic and managerial independence of medical schools, establish university clinics, retrain the faculty," the Vice Minister of Healthcare explained.
She also added that work continues on the modernization of nursing education on the basis of the Finnish model of applied baccalaureate, which trains 320 people in six pilot colleges.