The Faculty was established in 1943 on the basis of the Almaty Medical Institute as a sanitary and hygienic faculty by order of the USSR NKZ No. 234 of May 14, 1943. From 1964 to 1985, he was a member of the Karaganda Medical Institute. Since 1985, it has been a part of the Medical University of Almaty again. In 2004, by the decision of the Academic Council of the Faculty (Protocol No. 2 of 12.10.2004), on the basis of renaming the specialty “Hygiene and Epidemiology” to “Medical and preventive medicine”, the faculty was renamed the Medical and Preventive Faculty. Since September 2013, it has been transformed into the Faculty of Public Health.
Popov Nikolay Nikolaevich Dean of the Sanitary and Hygienic Faculty from 1943-1958. Honored Scientist of the Kazakh SSR, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor. In 1912, he graduated from the Medical Faculty of Moscow University. In 1940, he defended his doctoral dissertation on the topic “sanitary reconstruction of the city of Almaty”. Author of 46 scientific works. He was awarded the Order of” badge of honor”, he was awarded such awards as” 15 years of Kazakhstan”,”excellent healthcare worker”.
Korytny David Lazarevich Dean of the Faculty from 1963-1964 Doctor of Medical Sciences. In 1949, he graduated from the Dental Institute of Kiev. In 1969, he defended his doctoral dissertation. Author of more than 100 scientific papers and 4 monographs. He has trained 11 candidates of medical sciences.
Chokin Alikhan Rizaevich Dean of the Faculty from 1961 to 1963, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor. 1950 Author of more than 85 scientific papers and one monograph. He has trained one doctor and 9 candidates of medical sciences. He was awarded the diploma of the Supreme Presidium, the badge “Densaulyk Saktaudyn uzdigi”, “Badge of Honor”, as well as the Order “1st degree of the Great Patriotic War”.
Daulbayev Faizi Akhmetovich dean of the sanitary and hygienic faculty from 1960-1961. Doctor of medical sciences, professor.In 1951, he completed the Faculty of the Almaty Medical Institute. In 1969, he defended his doctoral dissertation on the topic “sanitary and hygienic characteristics of industrial wastewater at non-ferrous metallurgy enterprises of Kazakhstan”. Author of more than 100 scientific works. 4 candidates of Medical Sciences have been prepared. He was awarded a Certificate of the Supreme Presidium, the badge “excellent healthcare worker”.
Kudiyarov Pyotr Mikhailovich Dean of the Sanitary and Hygienic Faculty from 1959-1960. Honored Doctor of the Kazakh SSR, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor. He graduated from the medical college of the city of Moscow. He worked in the department of medical san.work in the institution OK.In 1931, he was sent to Kazakhstan. In 1941, he graduated from the Almaty Medical Institute. Head of the city and regional Health Personnel Department. Dean of the Sanitary and Hygienic Faculty from 1950-1958. Since 1955, he was appointed head of the Department of Municipal Hygiene. Awarded the order “badge of honor”, “Densaulyk Staude SDG” twice “For valiant labor” .
Smirnov Vladimir Alexandrovich Dean of the Sanitary and Hygienic Faculty from 1958-1959. Honored Doctor of the Kazakh SSR, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor. In 1928, he graduated from the first medical institute in the city of Leningrad. He was awarded the diploma of the Supreme Presidium, the Order “Badge of Honor”, the medal of the 100th anniversary of V. I. Lenin, the medal of the 35th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War.