C3Medical builds bridges to Central Asia to improve quality of care in the region

C3Medical participated in the laying of the first stone in the building of beautiful partnerships between French and Kazakh hospitals.

Our conviction: improving the skills of local healthcare professionals will contribute to improving the quality of care offered to patients and will open up development opportunities for structures (institutions or industries) in France that are able to commit themselves.

Traveling in these times of health crisis is exceptional. That's why we at C3Medical are delighted to have been able to take part in an exceptional mission promoted by the French Embassy in Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Embassy in France.

This project is a first step in the building of beautiful partnerships in the framework of the cooperation program financed by the FSPI*.

Our goal is twofold:

  • Promote French expertise and innovation in the field of health in Central Asia.
  • To help improve care in countries where health systems and structures are not yet able to meet all patient needs.

During this exciting trip, we were able to meet with the medical directors of the seven main health care facilities in the two main cities, Nur Sultan and Almaty.

Our exchanges with the Vice-Minister of Health of Kazakhstan and the officials of the Kazakhstan National Health Fund (social security) were rich in lessons learned.

Thanks to the presence of the Institut CurieWe were able to listen to their various needs expressed around medical cooperation in the areas of training, consulting and care.

This trip was the perfect opportunity to promote other specialties and French establishments with which we work.

The Republic of Kazakhstan is already proactive on investments already made and planned in health.

Our interlocutors have nevertheless shown a strong interest in the establishment of cooperation in the following areas

  • Screening for certain cancers,
  • Pediatric oncology,
  • Cancer detection,
  • Tumor analysis (histological, anatomopathological and genetic),
  • Palliative care,
  • Advanced care in gastroenterology, cardiology, urology and neurosurgery favoring ambulatory and minimally invasive care.

What is the next step?

To consolidate these high-level contacts with concrete actions allowing a transfer of skills and a sharing of good practices.

We will achieve this through the development of relationships between the structures and health professionals of both countries.

In concrete terms, "masterclasses", online training and exchanges (trainees) on priority subjects have already been validated in principle.

We have gone further, with the establishment of regular discussions on complicated patient cases for which sharing between French and Kazakh teams can make diagnoses and protocols more reliable.

The idea is always to improve the quality of care offered to patients and the skills of health professionals.