We have provided technical cooperation through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) projects.

  1. Data Collection Survey in the Health Sector
  2. The Project for Strengthening Post-graduate Training for Health Professionals in Primary and Secondary Level Health Facilities

1. The Project for Strengthening Post-graduate Training for Health Professionals in Primary and Secondary Level Health Facilities
(1) Outline of the project

i.  Background 

Mongolia has experienced rapid economic growth, and thus, fundamental health indices have improved. However,  as significant regional disparities in the country remain, enhancing healthcare services in remote areas became a priority for the health sector.

To address the problem, the government of Mongolia gave temporary permits to new medical school graduates and required them to work in primary-level health facilities in rural areas, such as Family Health Center (FHC) or Sum Health Center (SHC), for two years. However, the low level of medical skills due to a lack of practical clinical training has become a problem because newly licensed physicians are posted without any practical clinical training to the outlying medical facilities where the number of physicians is insufficient. Therefore, the number of patients not diagnosed appropriately were taken to the tertiary health facilities in Ulaanbaatar increased. 

ii. Objective 

  • To strengthen capacity for management of post-graduate training at the Ministry of Health and Sports and Center for Health Development 
  • To improve the quality of post-graduate training programs for health professionals by focusing on primary and secondary levels.

iii. Schedule:  From May 2015 to May 2020

(2) Our Activities

i. From 29 Nov. to 8 Dec. 2017  – Dr. Hirotaka Onishi, Assistant Professor,  provided technical assistance in Medical Education as a short-term expert of JICA’s Monitoring team.

ii. From 29 Jan. to 1st Feb. 2018 – Dr. Hirotaka Onishi, Assistant Professor, lectured in the “Seminar on Development of Training Curriculum” in Ulaanbaatar. 

iii. From 15 Jun to 1st August 2018, Dr. Hirotaka Onishi, Assistant Professor, provided the following technical assistance.

  • To verify the progress of making the ‘evaluation method of Post-graduate’ and  the ‘training curriculum of general practitioner’ 
  • To analyze the training curriculum and evaluation method of general practitioners in Japan
  • To advise the working group in Mongolia on how to establish an evaluation tool for Post-graduate 
  • To give guidance to the clinical instructors on an evaluation tool
  • To collect information and to support preparing an evaluation tool for the Post-graduate and Training curriculum evaluation manual
  • To support finalizing an evaluation tool and manual

2.Data Collection Survey in Health Sector

1) The objective of the survey was to collect information and data on the health sector, verify the health care system and government’s health care policy in Mongolia, and other donors’ assistance.  

2) Site survey: Dr. Hirotaka Onishi, Assistant Professor, conducted site surveys as follows.

  • From 19 Mar. to 11 April 2012 (24 days)
  • From 2 to 12 May 2012 (11 days)
  • From 18 to 27 Jun 2012 (10 days)