Health of the Nation

Goods and Services Quality and Safety Control Committee: What has been done in first half-year of 2019 09 August 16:31
The Health Ministry’s Committee on Goods and Services Quality and Safety is responsible for preventing violations in sanitary and epidemic control, supervising the quality of health services and the circulation of medicines and medical goods.

  • How sick leave days affect Kazakh companies 24 July 16:36 Regular days off can negatively affect not only the professional activity but also the employer resulting in economic damage.
  • “Triple burden of malnutrition” slows down progress towards Zero Hunger in Europe and CA 28 June 14:30 Enabling policies, partnerships, social protection and nutrition-sensitive food systems are key to end hunger and malnutrition in the region. Read the piece below prepared by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in further detail.
  • Health Ministry: Kazakhstan to halve hospitals’ number, no beds’ number cut 26 June 18:02 The Kazakh Health Ministry and the Organization for Economic Development and Co-operation scrutinized the health care system of Kazakhstan in various areas, specially focusing on the infrastructure and the hospital sector as well back in 2017. The outcome was quite anticipated as the wide spread of single-industry hospitals, which fall short in today’s health technologies, quality medical services, rentability, was observed.
  • Kazakhstan is Central Asian leader to fight TB 19 June 16:20 Kazakhstan is a leader in tuberculosis control among other Central Asian countries. The country is open to every international organization dealing with TB. Since 2002, the tuberculosis rate had stood at 65.1 per 100 thousand persons, stably declining over the subsequent years. The 2018 tuberculosis rate was 48.2 per 100 thousand persons. The nationwide efficiency of treating the disease is 89.2 and that of treating drug resistant TB is 79.9, Malik Adenov, Director of Kazakhstan’s National Scientific Center of Phthisiopulmonology said.
  • World Blood Donor Day: philanthropy or lifestyle? 14 June 15:51 On June 14, the world celebrates the World Blood Donor Day. This day, it is customary to express gratitude to people who donate their blood voluntarily and altruistically to save millions of lives every year, as well as to raise awareness of the need for regular donations. Speaking with Zauresh Rakhimova, a veteran donor, the Information Agency has tried to clear up whether donation is donors’ philanthropy or it is their lifestyle.
  • S Korea to assist in creation of Rehabilitation Department at Kazakh university 23 April 12:22 Kazakhstan will establish a Department of Rehabilitation on the basis of Asfendiyarov KazNMU. This became known during a bilateral meeting of Kazakh Minister of Healthcare Yelzhan Birtanov with Korean Minister of Health and Welfare Mr. Park Neung-hu within the official visit of the President of Korea to Kazakhstan. Read more about this meeting and signed documents as a result in the material of the Information Agency.
  • Wireless heart implants to be provided free of charge for Kazakh citizens 06 February 15:26 According to international statistics, 26 million people suffer from chronic heart failure (CHF) in the world. About 900 thousand new patients are diagnosed annually. Of this number, about 800 thousand patients need heart transplantation, of which between 7% and 50% of people die during the first five years of diagnosis without waiting for the donor heart. Transplantation is the gold standard in the treatment of this pathology, however, due to the shortage of donor organs, the use of mechanical support for the heart is actively developing. In this regard, the use of innovative technology - a fully implantable heart support system – has become a revolutionary breakthrough in the surgical treatment of CHF. Kazakhstan has become the first country in the world which performed the implantation of a mechanic heart.
  • Assessment of knowledge of medical workers to be conducted in independent environment 12 January 9:17 Since January 2018, a full-scale implementation of an integrated information system (IIS), developed within the framework of the World Bank project according to international requirements for a qualitative and transparent independent examination, has begun.
  • Strategy to develop medical cluster designed in Aktobe rgn 08 January 17:42 The Strategic Program of Development for 2018-2020, designed with the participation of international experts, firstly focuses on the further increase of effectiveness of the medical cluster.
  • MH RK discussed provision of Kazakhstanis with free medications 05 January 16:49 This issue is under special control of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
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