RCHD-CS – Centre of Standardization of the Republican Centre for Health Development

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History and Structure

Centre of Standardization of the Republican Centre for Health Development was established in 2010 to improve and coordinate the activities of healthcare organizations of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Our centre standardizes healthcare delivery through development and implementation of clinical practice guidelines/protocols and assesses health technologies.


  1. Coordinate the activities of Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the implementation policy of HTA;
  2. Create and support the system activities of effective use of standardization, HTA and principles of evidence-based medicine in the healthcare practice, as well as bring together experts conducting HTA researches  for sharing experience and information;
  3. Cooperate with governmental and nongovernmental organizations, as well as international organizations on the healthcare HTA and standardization issues;
  4. Inform healthcare providers and improve systematically the qualifications of healthcare providers in the field of HTA and evidence-based-medicine;
  5. Share experience with the colleagues from other countries, and develop international principles of HTA in Central Asia.

Current projects

  • Topic 1: The efficacy and safety of early initiation of dialysis, compared with late onset in patients with end-stage renal failure
  • Topic 2: Bilateral and unilateral cochlear implantation in children
  • Topic 3: Clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of combined therapy with interferon (pegylated or non-pegylated) and ribavirin for the treatment of chronic HCV in adult patients.
  • Topic 4:  Drug-eluting stents (DES) compared with – bare metal stents (BMS) in adult patients with elevation ST – ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI).
  • Topic 5: FISH for prenatal diagnosis

Future Plans

Acting as a bridge between researchers and those who determine the policy, and clinical health policy, the HTA organization can also take an important role not only in the retrospective assessment of available data, but also in determining what kind of information is needed. Prospective HTA may be an important step forward by identifying what kind of information and any other data is needed to make decisions, what data is already there, and what is missing, and what kind of assessment required.


Agency Information


Country: Kazakhstan
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Contact Information

Director: Erik Baizhunussov
Contact person: Temirkhan Kulkhan

Republican Center for Health Development of the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan   
HTA department
Astana city, 010000, Orynbor Str,4, 8 th Floor, 802    
 Astana City Kazakhstan

Tel: +7 7172 700950 ext 1049
Fax: (+10) 7172 700 983
Internet: http://www.rcrz.kz
Email: kulhan777@mail.ru