Webster University Tashkent Explores Partnership with Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Strengthen Health Care Systems

Webster's Ryan Guffey Exchanges a Handshake

Webster University Tashkent leaders met with representatives of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan to brainstorm methods of working together to strengthen Uzbekistan’s health care systems - primarily in the development of health-related programs and hospital management procedure. 
Webster University Tashkent was invited to meet with Uzbekistan’s Minister of Health Inoyatov Amrillo Shodievich on Feb. 7.   

Uzbekistan's Ministry of Health Representatives
As Central Asia’s first American University, Webster University Tashkent is looked to as an expert of international best practices in health care management.   
The Health Ministry and Webster University are aiming to collaborate in the following areas: 

  • Education, training and consultation for medical personnel
  •  Joint clinical/basic medical research and academic exchanges  
  • Ongoing discourse in the areas of hospital management, health care quality control, work on medical equipment  
  • Participation in seminars and academic events 

For current health care professionals in Uzbekistan, this may come to fruition in the form of Webster University hosted workshops. For students, this may result in increased opportunities for hands-on learning through internships, or similar opportunities to apply classroom knowledge in a real-world setting.  
“Webster University is pleased and proud to be in a position to support the training and development priorities of the Ministry of Health,” Ryan Guffey, Webster Director General of Global Affairs said. “Webster began delivering programs in the fall of 2018 and has already grown to 3,000 students, supporting local capacity building in a number of applied programs, in addition, potentially, to a new menu of academic programs, research, and professional development opportunities.”   

Webster University Representatives

Webster University leaders in attendance included Guffey, Webster University Tashkent Rector Vassilis Polimenis, Executive Director of the Center for Implementation of Educational Programs of Webster University Tashkent Rasul Rakhmonov, and Webster University School of Business & Technology professors Daniel Mueller and Douglas Whitman. 

About Webster University in Tashkent:  Established in 2019 through the decree of the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Webster University Tashkent is an official campus of Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. As the premier American university in Central Asia, Webster Tashkent is committed to ensuring high-quality learning that transforms students for global citizenship and individual excellence. 

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