On March 10, 2023, the Minister of Health Gulnara Baatyrova, the Swiss Ambassador Olivier Bangerter, and the Rector of the Kyrgyz State Medical Institute for Retraining and Continuous Education Rustam Kurmanov awarded certificates to 38 Health Managers on completion of the “Health Management” professional retraining program.
The retraining program is developed based on the Catalogue of Competences of Health Managers under the technical support of the Swiss-funded project Health Facilities Autonomy. The program composes of 15 modules covering all elements of health facility management as organizational, human resources, finance, policy, and analytical issues.
Strong health managers are the main drivers of health system reforms. "The effective healthcare system needs professional health managers who have a good vision towards achieving objectives and goals, as well as interested in continuous self-improvement," said Minister Gulnara Baatyrova.
“Switzerland is proud of its assistance to Kyrgyzstan in health care over many years. Highly professional managers are able to make a tangible contribution to improving the work of a healthcare organization and the quality of providing medical services to the population”, - said Ambassador Olivier Bangerter.
The training took place on the basis of the Kyrgyz State Medical Institute for Retraining and Continuous Education with the support of the Center for Health System Development and Medical Technologies.