Health policy analysis center

Public Foundation “Health Policy Analysis Center” was established on July 17, 2009. The Foundation is a successor of the Health Policy Analysis Project. Its activities started in 2000 with support of World Health Organization and Department for International Development of UK. Health Policy Analysis Center works in collaboration with such agencies like WHO, DFID, OSI, WHO Global Alliance, IFC, USAID, WB, GAVI Secretariat and other organizations.

Mission of the Health Policy Analysis Center is to support evidence-based decision making in health sector and the wider public sector in order to achieve better health, good access to high quality medical care, and reasonable financial burden of health care seeking.

Research activities

Public Foundation «Health Policy Analysis Center” carries out research activities in the area of health policy. Research priorities and topics are identified based at the request of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Health. Over 60 studies have been already conducted in the following areas: poverty and equity, health financing, public health sector efficiency, health service delivery, human resources and public health. In addition, HPAC team developed Health System Performance Indicators Package for the National MANAS Health Care Reform Program (1996-2005). And also, specialists of the Public Foundation contributed to design revision of the Manas Taalimi Monitoring Indicators Package (2006-2010).

Policy dialogue

Since 2007, the Health Policy Analysis team members have organized roundtable discussions and seminars on the research findings and important health policy issues to facilitate exchange of information, open debate and consensus building so as to support policy dialogue on current health care problems. For instance, with the help of the Health Policy Analysis Center round tables on “Quality of Treatment and Prevention of Cardio-Vascular Diseases in the Kyrgyz Republic”, “Accessibility and Efficiency of General Practice Centers” and “Public-Private Partnership” were arranged, as well as other important activities.

Training activities

Since 2004, the HPA team has been involved in training courses on health management and health systems for national and international policy audience (CAR, Caucasus, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia and Mongolia). Training programs were developed and dozens of basic and advanced courses were conducted for health managers of the KR. Apart from local courses, 6 International Flagship Courses on Health Systems Development and Sustainable Financing were conducted in partnership with World Bank Institute, WHO EURO and International Financial Corporation as well as 1 International Course on Accelerating Progress Towards the Health MDGs in Central Asian and Caucasian countries. Over 300 specialists from different countries were trained. Besides, the HPAC staff conducted Flagship Course for the health managers from Chechnya and Ingushetia based on the contract with WHO Country Office in Russia.

Consulting activities

The HPAC team members coordinated establishment of CIS National Health Accounts Network as well as supported capacity building of the Health Policy Analysis Unit in the Ministry of Health of Tajikistan through on the job training. Jointly with InDevelop (Sweden) they did assessment of GAVI HSS in Kyrgyzstan based upon request of GAVI Secretariat.

Our principles

  • We involve policy makers at all stages of the research process;
  • We work in teams often in collaboration with other governmental, non-governmental and international agencies (MOH, MHIF, HA, FGPA, WB PIU, ZdravPlus/USAID etc);
  • We believe that we are useful as long as we stay independent and unbiased in our professional/analytical judgment;
  • We are informal and believe in participatory decision making within team.