TURKESTAN. KAZINFORM The 35th anniversary meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States Health Cooperation Council has been held in Turkestan. This was reported by MIA “Kazinform” with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Health.
The event is held under the sign of the 30th anniversary of the interaction of the CIS member states within the Council, which was established on June 26, 1992. 10 Commonwealth countries – Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine signed an Agreement on cooperation in the field of public health protection.
This meeting is also held within the framework of the chairmanship of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the CIS in 2022.
The event was attended by the ministers of health, the chief state sanitary doctors of the CIS member states, the director of the European Regional Office of the World Health Organization H. Kluge, as well as representatives of the CIS Executive Committee. In total about 70 participants from 8 CIS countries.
Opening the meeting, the Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan Azhar Giniyat noted that in 2022 the Republic of Kazakhstan chaired the CIS Health Cooperation Council under the co-chairmanship of the Republic of Belarus and the Kyrgyz Republic, with the active support of Council members, heads of basic organizations and commissions, as well as the CIS Executive Committee. This year, more than 24 events were held within the framework of the Council, more than 100 issues were considered.
The head of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan emphasized the importance of the work of the Council in countering COVID-19, the spread of tuberculosis, the formation of a unified regional system to combat infectious threats, the organization of medical care for patients with oncological pathology, diabetes, the development of transfusion care and the development of e-health.
At the same time, A. Giniyat stressed that the situation with COVID-19 confirmed the correctness of the decision to cooperate on the development of e-health and telemedicine communications.
“The development of e-health is a strategic goal for the near future. In this regard, the relevance of issues of further development of national e-health systems and ensuring cross-border interaction between the CIS member states, including in terms of telemedicine consulting, are of particular importance,” the head of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan added.
During the event, the participants discussed issues related to cooperation in the prevention and treatment of diabetes, cancer, prevention of the spread of tuberculosis, COVID-19, topics related to mental health and psychosocial support.
In addition, the meeting presented the Roadmap in support of health and well-being in Central Asia for 2022-2025.
On the sidelines of the forum, a bilateral meeting was held between the Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan Azhar Giniyat and his Uzbek counterpart Behzod Musaev, during which a Roadmap was signed to develop the main areas of cooperation in the field of healthcare until 2023.
Also, the participants of the meeting represented by the Director of the WHO Regional Office for Europe Hans Kluge and the heads of delegations of the CIS member states took part in a talk show on the topic: “Creating a motivating working environment for healthcare workers and solving the problem of burnout in the CIS countries.”