Fifth step

The fifth step is to formalize standard development methods and processes. This will require the establishment of a dedicated process involving multiple stakeholders along the lines of the pilot, improved based on the evaluation of the pilot results. Having developed the institutional and technical capacity to produce standards in all high priority disease areas, a strong case can be made for national support at the level of the Ministry of Health and Social Development as it could serve as a model for similar standard-developing activities across Kazakhstan. Alternatively, the newly developed standards could be used, adapted to the local setting, by other regions of Kazakhstan and its neighboring countries.

Almaz Sharman, President, Academy of Preventive Medicine
Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty, 66 Klochkov st, office 601
+7 (727) 317-8855