The Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MHSD)

About

The Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a central executive body within the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, carrying out the management and cross-sectoral coordination in the field of public health protection, medical and pharmaceutical education within the limits provided by the legislation.

The main objectives of the Ministry are:

  • Public policy development in the field of public health, medical science, medical and pharmaceutical education.

Organization and providing medical care for the population.

  • Organization and providing of safe, effective and quality medicines for population and treatment-prophylactic organizations.
  • Organization and development of international cooperation within the competence of the Ministry, including the issues of internationalization of medical universities.

The Ministry is a key responsible body for organizing and providing structural and administrative capacity within the medical universities such as appointment of higher administration staff (rector, vice-rectors), funding medical education, university-clinics and partially medical research.

The ministry manages and coordinates the World Bank project on «Modernization of Medical Education in the Republic of Kazakhstan», aiming at moving the medical universities to autonomy governance.

The Ministry has the following Committees:
– The Committee on payment of medical services
– The Committee of the medical and pharmaceutical activity control

Members

Elzhan Birtanov

Minister of Healthcare of the RK. He has more than 50 scientific works. Excellent worker of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan, MD, PhD.
He graduated from Almaty State Medical Institute, the University of the State of Arizona, the Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, University clinic Charite (Germany), Turan University, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business (USA), Master’s Program of Global Executive MBA. Worked as the resuscitator of hospital of emergency medical service in Almaty, the Head of the Republican Centre for Toxicology, the main toxicologist of the Ministry of Health of the RK, Director of RSE “Institute of Healthcare Development” of the Ministry of Healthcare of the RK, adviser to the Prime Minister of the RK, the Vice Chairman of the Board of JSC ‘National Medical Holding”, the Vice Minister of Health of the RK, he was the Head of JSC National Medical Holding, the Chairman of the Board of the Center for support of public-private partnership projects, the Vice Minister of Healthcare and Social Development of the RK.

Saule Sydykova

Head of Science and Human Resources Department of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
E-mail: s.sydykova@mail.ru

Koykov Vitaly

Head of the Centre for Human Resources and Science of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
E-mail: koykov@inbox.ru

Role

Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan is involved actively to all TRUNAK work packages in order to maintain awareness of project outcomes and their connections and support to Kazakhstani state healthcare policy as well as to implement the outcomes of the project at the Medical universities. Ministry of Healthcare will reflect state policy strategy to project work and put emphasis on project outcomes dissemination and implementation particularly at the medical universities.