A three-year educational project has been launched to help Kyrgyz pharmacists become world-class specialists. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in the Kyrgyz Republic reported.
According to it, JICA and Yakuzemi Informative Education Center will develop an educational program jointly with the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic.
«Currently, pharmacists are trained according to the university standard they graduated from. There are no uniform requirements for all educational institutions that train such personnel. It is planned that the unified state examination will certify specialists in accordance with the standards set by the government,» the statement says.
The Yakuzemi company opened an office in Bishkek two years ago and began research to develop an educational program for pharmacists. Within the framework of a project implemented two years ago, 165 specialists in Bishkek, Osh, Karakol and Talas have already completed a pilot e-learning on hypertension and diabetes mellitus. This helped to improve the results of the test (which was taken after training) by about 40 percent.
The results indicate that although the materials were compiled by Japanese specialists, Kyrgyz pharmacists can easily assimilate this knowledge. The project participants from the Kyrgyz side are the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, universities, hospitals, pharmacies and others.
Training within the project is free.