[gMED] Preliminary Study for Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute Project
A preliminary investigation was conducted for Education and Research Empowerment for Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute project (KOICA project) on January. This project was structured and suggested to lead strengthen medical education, nursing education, industry-academia cooperation, and research power of Tashkent Pediatric Medicine Institute and this preliminary survey was aimed at grasping the validity and effectiveness of the project.
The preliminary investigation should have been based on a site visit, but due to the COVID-19 situation, remote investigation was conducted. The remote survey mainly consisted of interviews with the Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute, which is the target institution and through meetings with rector and professors in charge of education, the demand for the project was identified and the contents of the project were specified. In addition to Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute, investigation team had interviews with the Ministry of Health and Higher Education of Uzbekistan, National Children’s Medical Center, and the National Chamber of Innovative Healthcare to explain the project, seek consultations on the project, and identify demand.
After the completion of the preliminary investigation, the final result report was submitted last month and KOICA's review was conducted in mid-February. After KOICA's review, if the budget for the project passes this year's review by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Assembly, the project will start in earnest from next year, 2022.
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