At the initiative of the rector of SDU Kuanysh Yergaliyev on the basis at Business School of Suleyman Demirel University, opened a Center for health policy and management, which is aim will be implemented through teaching, research and consulting services designed for strengthening and promoting innovation and technology in public health and healthcare delivery of Kazakhstan. The grand opening was also attended by the Dean of the Business School Berik Sabdenaliyev, partners of the Center Lyazzat Kosherbayeva – Associate professor at Kazakh National Medical University, Olzhas Shulenbayev – Chief Medical Officer of “Private” clinic, Nurali Shakirov – Chief Medical Officer of Almaty SEMA Hospital, as well as a young team of researchers of the Center.
«The global pandemic of Covid-19 has changed the way we work, communicate and interact with each other. Leaders and politicians around the world have begun to realize the importance of public health and its impact on all aspects of our society, including business, economy, education, tourism, etc. It becomes critical for all companies and businesses, from now on, to have relevant expertise and knowledge in a field of public health, and to employ specialists with health and hygiene expertise who can devise innovative and preventative strategies to protect the health of employees and customers. To address this critical need, we have launched the SDU Center for Health, Policy and Management with the goal of increasing the knowledge and providing expertise for decision-makers, managers and scholars of the Kazakhstani health sector» the University’s head said at the grand opening of the center.
According to Kuanysh Yergaliyev, the center’s aim will be implemented through teaching, research and consulting services designed for strengthening and promoting innovation and technology in public health and healthcare delivery of Kazakhstan.
Scientists, specialists, top managers of medical institutions, as well as professional doctors with many years of experience are involved in the work of the center. The Center will work in three areas: education and training, research and consulting services aimed at strengthening and promoting innovations and technologies in the field of healthcare and providing medical care to the population of the country.
«I want to note that our center is open to all those who are not indifferent to the health and safety of citizens of the country. We are open for strategic partnership with representatives of relevant departments, central authorities of all industries, entrepreneurs, NGO, public opinion leaders, mass media and other interested parties» Kuanysh Yergaliyev said.