Kazakhstan School of Public Health (KSPH) was established by Regulation of Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan #1142 from 21 July, 1997 in Almaty accordingly to Agreement between European Regional Bureau of WHO and Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan from 18 October, 1996. 18 November of 2000 School of Public Health was renamed to «High School of Public Health» (HSPH). The School was established with purpose of training and retraining of public health specialists, advanced training of chiefs of healthcare organs and organizations on issues of management, marketing, economy under conditions of healthcare reforming.
Uniqueness is attached to Kazakhstan school of public health by the fact, that it is rather autonomous and independent as it is not a part of any university, but is separate organization of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, accomplishing postgraduate training and retraining of medical workers on various aspects of public health. It is one of the first institutions of such profile at the territory of NIS and only in Central-Asian Region (CAR). Despite all difficulties and obvious barriers, after the lapse of rather big time period we may confidently verify that Kazakhstan School of Public Health could become leading training and research center, realizing a mission of providing new ideas, scientific knowledge and practical skills to chiefs of the medical organizations of all levels (republican, oblast, urban, rayon), to specialists of primary section of healthcare, to government officials of Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Current time KSPH fixedly holds leading positions in sphere of training on public health and conducting research studies in that sphere within the region.