Swiss-funded project holds forum on family medicine development in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK (TCA) — A forum “Family Medicine in the Kyrgyz Republic: Experience, Challenges and Ways Forward” will be held in Bishkek on November 27. The goal of the forum is to discuss current status of the family medicine and to define ways forward to improve the quality and efficiency of the Primary Health Care system in Kyrgyzstan, the Embassy of Switzerland in the Kyrgyz Republic said.

This event is organized by the project “Medical Education Reforms in Kyrgyzstan” financed by the Swiss Government through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The Swiss development program is committed to enhance capacities and policies for family medicine, to promote healthy life styles and to enhance financial means for health reforms and services.

The Kyrgyz Government is committed to ensure fair, equitable and good quality of health care to its population, which is described in the Health Reforms Program “Healthy person – Prosperous country”.

The forum convenes representatives of the Kyrgyz Government, Parliament, Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mandatory Health Insurance Fund, medical associations, family medicine practitioners from Bishkek and regions, students and residents, representatives of patient communities, recipients of medical services, medical journalists and bloggers.

The participants will discuss the current situation in the Primary Health Care system and define a vision and actions to strengthen by involving policy makers, practicing family doctors, nurses, and young generation of doctors.


Times of Central Asia