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Tajikistan | 10 years of Swiss support to Medical Education Reform

Attended by development partners, Swiss institutions, Tajik universities, colleges, tutors, residents and students, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan shared the policy level achievements in reforming medical education. The Tajik State Medical University showed how it has reformed undergraduate education, established clinical skills based-training, introduced a practical, clinical year 6, and built capacity of its faculty to assess the clinical skills of its students through the use of Objective Structured Clinical Examination.

Moreover, there were inputs from the Nursing Colleges of Dushanbe and Kulob on the clinical skills training of family nurses. The Post Graduate Medical Institute presented the 2 Year Post University Specialty Training and evidence of its high quality, with an output of well-educated family doctors. The Republican Centre for Family Medicine presented the experience with modern Continuing Professional Development practices including Peer Groups and the results from the first year of operating a credit-based system. The Association of Family Medicine of Tajikistan congratulated on the successful outcome of this project and ensured on their continuation working with the World Organization of Family Doctors.

The event provided a platform to those that will continue the progress made - the tutors, residents and medical and nursing students - as well as providing recognition to the main professionals and institutions involved in the project. Finally, it brought visibility to SDC for its longstanding promotion of family medicine-oriented primary health care – with other health projects in Tajikistan continuing until 2021.

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Mouazamma Djamalova, Senior Program Officer Health
Swiss Cooperation Office, Tajikistan

Shakhlo Yarbaeva, National Porgramme Coordinator
Swiss TPH, Tajikistan