General Hygiene and Ecology Department was established on the basis of the Kazakhstan Medical University “KSPH” in 2019. The main directions of the department are educational and research activities.
The main goal of the department is to improve and develop a scientifically-based health care system aimed at preserving the health of citizens by introducing the results of scientific research into the practice of health care. The objectives for achieving this goal are: the formation of an effective scientific and educational infrastructure on the basis of the University, supporting the full cycle of development of research projects on current health problems and the implementation of their results in the educational process and practical health care, the development of fundamental and applied scientific research on current problems of hygiene and ecology.
The first head of the department was appointed Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Academician of the Russian and European Academy of Natural Sciences Kenessariyev Ussen Ismailovich.
Professor U. I. Kenessariyev is one of the founders of hygienic science in the Republic of Kazakhstan. He made a significant contribution to improving the quality of planning and efficiency of scientific research, accelerating the implementation of achievements in the practice of healthcare. He has received numerous awards, including: Gold medal of the international competition “European Grand Prix for Quality” for the contribution to the development of health care (2015, Switzerland); Gold Medal named after A.Baitursynov for the training of highly qualified specialists, for the quality of the educational process and writing of educational literature (2015); badge «Денсаулық сақтау ісіне қосқан үлесі үшін» of the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2014); he holder of the Order of Pirogov EAEN (2014), Silver Medal. I. P. Pavlova RANS «For the development of medicine and health care»; In 2013, the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan was awarded the honorary title «The best teacher of the university RK in 2013»; medal “Ерең еңбегі үшін” (2010); national and international certificates of honor and letters of thanks.
Under the leadership of Professor U. I. Kenessariyev, more than 200 projects were implemented by order of private and state enterprises of the Republic of Kazakhstan, UN representative offices in the Republic of Kazakhstan, foreign oil and gas companies and other international organizations. Scientific research conducted at the Department of General Hygiene and Ecology is devoted to an important environmental problem-improving the reliability and hygienic efficiency of measures to protect the environment, public health and disease prevention in environmentally disadvantaged regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In the framework of scientific programs under the supervision of Professor U. I. Kenessariyev has trained more than 50 candidates, doctors of medical sciences, and master student. He has published over 300 scientific papers, including 6 monographs, 8 textbooks, and 16 legal acts.
The Department of General Hygiene and Ecology is taught by settled employees (MD, PhD, Master’s degree), who have extensive experience in teaching and research activities. The staff of the department made scientific reports and passed internships in Switzerland, England, the USA, Egypt, Israel, Italy, Spain and the CIS countries. They regularly participate in conferences, symposia and seminars at all levels, as well as in the work (membership) of various committees, councils, associations, academies of international and national levels.
Completed research projects
The staff of the department has extensive experience in research work on the assessment and management of public health risks from the effects of chemical environmental factors; as well as in the field of hygienic assessment of the quality of environmental objects (air, water, soil); epidemiological studies of the state of public health (morbidity, demographic indicators) , etc.
Over the past five years, the staff of the department has implemented more than 20 relevant research projects commissioned by private and state enterprises of the Republic of Kazakhstan, UN offices in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Health and regional akimats of the Republic of Kazakhstan, international oil and gas companies (“Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. (KPO) “, ” Agip KCO “, “Tengizchevroil LLP”, “PetroKazakhstan”, “NCOC”, “KPJV” Limited) and other international organizations.
Staff of the Department of General Hygiene and Ecology have published:
– “Analysis of the risk to public health from exposure to traffic noise”
– “Risks to public health from chemical pollution of atmospheric air by industrial emissions”
– “Hygienic assessment of the air environment”
– “Medical ecology”.
“Economic assessment and management of health risk from chemical factors”
“Risk assessment for the effects of motor noise on the health of the population”
– “Guidelines for the risk assessment of the health status of the population from exposure to chemical factors”
The research results are regularly published in scientific journals of Kazakhstan and leading international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings of Kazakhstan, near and far abroad.
Over the past 5 years – 139 publications, including 73 articles in the publications of the KKSON MES RK and with impact- factor – 7 articles.
Participation in scientific events
Department staff regularly participates in various seminars, congresses and conferences held at the international, national and regional levels on topical issues of environmental protection. Including: London (England) – 2000; Houston (USA) – 2001; Tel Aviv (Israel) – 2009; Rimini (Italy) – 2010; Malaga (Spain) – 2011; Budapest (Hungary) – 2012; Boston (USA) – 2013; Frantiskovy Lazne (Czech Republic) – 2014; Beijing (China) – 2014; Perm (Russia) – 2014; Sochi (Russia) — 2015; Ayia Napa (Cyprus) – 2016; Cologne (Germany) – 2017; Marmaris (Turkey) – 2019; annual Plenums of the Scientific Council on Human Ecology and Environmental Hygiene of the Russian Federation, etc.
On 23-24 December 2019, a training seminar was held in Nur-Sultan on the topic “Calculations of zones of sanitary protection of underground and surface waters in the design of water intake structures”, for specialists of the Republican State Enterprise on the right of economic management ” State non-departmental expertise of projects ( RSE “Gosexpertiza”) Committee for Construction and Housing and Communal Services of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan (head office and branches).