Kazakhstan. Country Overview
Republic of Kazakhstan possesses a wide range of mineral resources with significant oil and gas reserves, which rank the Republic as one of the largest oil producers in the world.
Kazakhstan was the first country of CIS which obtained investment country rating from the leading rating agencies - "Moody's Investors Service", "Standard & Poor's", "Fitch Rating's Ltd" and A.M. Best Company. All ratings are presented with «ВВВ» level and specified as «stable».
By the end of March 2014 total international reserves including gold holdings of National Bank of Kazakhstan and National Republican Fund were increased by 4,3% and amounted to $ 99,3 billion.
Governtment Regulation of Medical Sector
The government owns 80 % of medical institutions in Kazakhstan, thus the government plays a significant role in medical issues.
Following its appointment as a WTO member, Kazakhstan has brought its local medical regulations in line with international standards.
The Kazakhstan Legislation Institute has just completed a draft of the Kazakhstan Healthcare Code which came into force from the 1st of January 2009. The Unified National Healthcare System was implemented from the 1st of January 2010.
State healthcare programme of the country - Саламатты Қазақстан- over the period 2011-2015:
measures for industry adaptation to market relations;
increasing efficiency of intersegmental and interdepartmental cooperation with the emphasis to strengthening of prophylactic activities;
motivation to healthy life style;
strengthening of joint population responsibility for own health;
development of quality domestic pharmaceuticals manufacturing and rise of its accessibility to population;
besides of advisory diagnostic “Densaulyk” and “Zherdem” trains, “Salamatty Kazakhstan” third train has been started from 2011 year;
- in 2014 year will be started one more diagnostic train, 50 mobile medical complexes will be purchased and modernized with the up-to-date technologies and mobile medical teams;
holding of telemedical consultations with the leading foreign clinics;
further development of the Unified National Healthcare System;
forming and development of “e-healthcare”, etc.
General costs for Programme implementation from the state budget is amounted 359 358,9 million tenge.
Address by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to the People of Kazakhstan “Socio-Economic Modernization as Main Vector of Development of Kazakhstan”:
acceptance and development of the Cancer care facilities Programme over the period 2012-2016;
improvement in the quality of public services, promotion of the healthy life-style;
development of the preventive service;
improvement of diagnostic system and treatment;
improvement of rehabilitation service;
forming of the civil liability for its health and etc.
"A hundred medical facilities" Program
45 billion tenge were provided for «A hundred medical facilities» Programme. 99 local significance projects and 4 republican significance projects are put into operation in 2007-2012. 248 billion tenge were provided for the Programme implementing in 2010-2012. 1.640 billion tenge (3,8% of GDP) are provided for development of Public Health in 2012-2015.
This program was approved by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and its main measures are:
by 2015 public health expenditure will increase to 7% GDP;
creation of unified healthcare information system;
hospitals, clinics and laboratories construction and facilities; development of medical science;
production growth of native competitive pharmaceutical and medical products;
investment opportunities procurement of healthcare sector for private companies;
health manpower training and retraining.
Medical Market Overview
According to the beginning of January 2014 data, 773 hospitals and 2163 short-stay clinics operate in the Republic. 25 emergency stations and 277 casualty departments lend their assistance to the population. On the results of the first quarterly figures of 2014 data, State authorities forecast that hospital accommodation capacity reaches 102 773.
According to results of the first quarterly figures of 2014 data there are 52 524 doctors and 130 142 medical personnel practise in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Medical Equipment Market
The medical equipment market in Kazakhstan has increased rapidly in size over the last few years. Nevertheless, the market still strongly depends on the import of medical equipment, which makes up 90 % of its total capacity.
According to industry analysts, the high-priority sectors for investment within the sphere of medical equipment are:
- Diagnostic equipment
- Medical lasers
- Dental equipment
The Pharmaceutical Market
The measures taken by the Government are directed on the business support of the important sectors of economics such as pharmaceutical sphere, attracting of the new technologies according to the international GMP standards, development and growth of the number of the manufacturers of the qualitative and affordable national pharmaceutical products.
Due to the fastest growing national pharmaceutical industry the purchase rate of the national manufactures of the medical goods and devices grew up to 75.9% in 2013 through the system of the sole distribution.
The Kazakhstan pharmaceutical market size overdrew $ 1 billion in 2008 and growth trend is 15-20%. Over 10 000 pharmaceuticals are currently registered in Kazakhstan, representations from 100 countries are working in the Republic. Local production makes up 12% of the total pharmaceutical market.
Unitary system of medicine distribution project is put into operation in 2009 and it made possible to reduce medicine costs and buy it directly to producer.
By 2013 it is planning to create an effective infrastructure and give attention to the transport and logistic system development.
Why Choose KIHE?
UFI Association confirmed one more time this year the highest level of organization and official statistics of KIHE – HEALTHCARE Exhibition assumed the sign «UFI Approved Event».
KIHE 2014 Fact File
Gross total space – 8000 meters, net total – 6500 meters.
Number of exhibitors – more than 300 companies from 26 countries. Hungary, Jordan, Spain, Slovakia, USA and Croatia participated in the exhibition for the first time. In comparison with KIHE 2013 this year amount of exhibitors was increased by 10%. Traditionally, Kazakhstan companies accounted for almost half of the exhibition – 40% of all exhibitors. Other widely presented companies included Germany (13%), Russia (22%), China (7%). Germany and China were presented with their national groups at the event.
For the first time at KIHE 2014 "Healthcare and Medical Tourism" section was presented with the exposition of the 29 clinics, medical and healthcare centers from Germany, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Spain, Switzerland, South Korea and Turkey. The Co-organizer of the project was Global Healthcare Travel Council (GHTC). The Diamond sponsor of the section was Turkish Healthcare Travel Council –ТНТС.
More than 5 000 professional specialists visited the exhibition during exhibition days.
Visitors Promotion Campaign
- Direct mailing of 35,000 invitations via our professional database that includes all medical companies and organizations in Kazakhstan, as well as in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Uzbekistan.
- Distribution of 10,000 invitations through specialized publications and medical organizations in Kazakhstan.
- Advertising and articles in specialized magazines and leading mass media in Kazakhstan and Central Asia
- Radio and video advertising during the two weeks prior to the exhibition in Almaty and in the various regions of Central Asia.
- Street advertising in Almaty
- Internet marketing
- Preliminary press-conference devoted to the opening of the KIHE 2015 exhibition