KOICA and Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute hold a launching ceremony of a new project
On 19 December 2022, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), in cooperation with the Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute and Yonsei University Health System held a launching ceremony of the new KOICA’s project “Project for Education and Research Empowerment for Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute (MNEF – Medical and Nursing Education for the Future)”.
This new 5-year project (2022-2027), with a budget of US$5.0 million, aims to secure the qualitative growth of health care by strengthening the educational and research capabilities of the medical personnel of TashPMI.
The ceremony was attended by the representatives of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan - deputy minister Alimov A.V. and Head of the Department of Science and Educational Institutions Ismailov U.S., Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of Uzbekistan Kim Hee-sang, Director of KOICA Office in Uzbekistan Park Sunjin, representatives of Yonsei University Health System (South Korea), National Children’s Medical Center and other local medical institutions.
To achieve the project objectives, Korea and Uzbekistan plan to strengthen cooperation in improving medical education curriculum and evaluation system, improving nursing education curriculum, enhancing TashPMI’s research capacity and industry-academic cooperation capability.
During the ceremony a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute and Yonsei University Health System. The spheres of collaboration include joint research activities in the field of medical education program including curriculum development and teaching methodologies. The parties plan to exchange faculty and learning resources as well as implement joint activities to promote public health goals.
The Rector of the Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute, Doctor of Medicine Professor Daminov B.T. thanked KOICA agency and Yonsei University Health System for fruitful cooperation and expressed his readiness for collaboration in scientific and educational spheres with medical schools and institutions of South Korea. Professor Daminov expressed a hope that the results of the project will help TashPMI to make it in the list of top 100 medical universities in the world.
Ambassador Kim Hee-sang in his congratulatory remarks emphasized that healthcare is one of the most important areas of Korean-Uzbek cooperation. The medical complex construction project planned between two governments includes the establishment of the medical university as well, and within current project the students can get a clinical practice education using the KOICA Simulating Innovation Learning Center established in the National Children’s Medical Center. Ambassador expressed a hope that the project will contribute to the development of professional medical personnel.