Joint management committee meeting takes place for project on strengthening post-graduate training for doctors

2021-06-23 16:21:14

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On June 22, the first joint management committee meeting took place for the Project for Strengthening Post-Graduate Training for Medical Doctors and Nurses being implemented in partnership between the Ministry of Health and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) starting from January 2021. State Secretary of Ministry of Health Ts.Erdembileg, Head of the Ministry’s Public Administration Department P.Erkhembayar, Head of the Department for Healthcare Policy and Implementation Coordination B.Buyantogtokh, Head of JICA Representative Office in Mongolia Eriko Tamura, senior consultants Nobuaki Inoue and Toshiaki Baba, project specialist in charge of nursing Megumi Ikemoto, First Secretary at the Embassy of Japan to Mongolia Akira Ichioka, and corresponding officials attended the meeting virtually. 

The sides held a discussion and exchanged views on the results of the Project for Strengthening Post-Graduate Training for Health Professionals in Primary and Secondary Level Health Facilities implemented from May 2015 to December 31, 2020 as well as the content of the memorandum to be established for the next project, and its joint committee, organizations, and action plan.

State Secretary Ts.Erdembileg expressed gratitude to JICA and the project team, noting the successful implementation of various measures taken in the framework of the project including training for medical instructors as well as continuous professional development for health professionals. He then requested support in measures aimed at midwives in the framework of the new project.


The project’s senior consultants introduced the content of the memorandum established for the Project for Strengthening Post-Graduate Training for Medical Doctors and Nurses, structure of the project’s joint management committee, and action plan for 2021. During the meeting, Chief Representative of JICA Mongolia Office Eriko Tamura also noted the successful implementation of the project as well as the importance of professional development in the healthcare sector, and expressed readiness to provide further support for the healthcare sector of Mongolia.