Advisory Service Health Sector Reform

Country: 
Kyrgyzstan
Region: 
Area of competence: 
Health Facilities and Services
Donor organization: 
GIZ (German Agency for International Cooperation)
Start of Project: 
09/1996
End of Project: 
10/1998
Staff-month: 
51
Value of service: 
€ 561,000
Partner Organisations: 
DERT
Description of Project: 

On behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development GTZ supported the Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Health in the process of health reform. The law on health insurance as a part of the health reform became effective in 1992. In 1994 the internationally financed and supported MANAS programme to reform the health system was initiated. The objective of the project was to assist in the health sector reform in Kyrgyzstan in implementing a national health insurance, in supporting the Centre for Marriage and Family and the Centre for Health Promotion, and in implementing a drug control service. The German government decided to support the MANAS programme in selected areas. A two-years project was designed by GTZ and implemented by a consortium led by EPOS Health Consultants. EPOS assigned a long term expert as senior advisor to the Minister. He was assisted by a team of local and international experts.

Description of Services: 

The key project activities, which were mainly conducted by EPOS Health Consultants, were as follows: - Concepts and implementation of training and continuous education for the staff of the National Health Insurance Fund, the Centre for Health Promotion and the Centre of Marriage and Family (incl. Training of Trainers, focus group discussions, workshops etc - Concepts and implementation of training and continuous education for the staff of the National Health Insurance Fund, the Centre for Health Promotion and the Centre of Marriage and Family (incl. Training of Trainers, focus group discussions, workshops etc - Assisting the national drug authorities in the preparation of an essential drug list - Analysis, modification and completion of legal documents related to health insurance - Recommendations on financial monitoring and organisational procedures in health insurance - Seminars for health personnel as part of the "National Program against Tuberculosis" in the south of Kyrgyzstan (Jalal Abad and Osh)