The two-year post-university speciality training (PUST) family doctors are better: How to transition from international support to sustainable national funding?
According to the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MoHSPP), 38% of the 5,333 family doctor positions in Tajikistan were not filled in 2018. Postgraduate education of adequately trained family doctors needs to be scaled up.
The two-year Post University Specialty Training (PUST) in Family Medicine has demonstrated to train significantly better-skilled family doctors, than the conventional one-year work experience in family medicine.
However, the ending of support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) poses challenges to the sustainability and scale-up of PUST.
This investment case assesses the funding needed for a controlled and sustainable transition to national funding in the next five years. It proposes a combination of increasing national funding and gradually decreasing donor support. Moreover, the case predicts the funding needed for scaling up the PUST during the same period. It also provides the rationale for the investment.
The investment case is available in English and Russian.
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Download the Russian version here: