The symposium was successfully held

“Mongolian Emergency Service and Hospital Hygiene Project” (MeshHp) successfully organized the first symposium on “Hospital Hygiene in Mongolia – a look from outside on basic problems“ on 11 May 2012 at Conference Hall of Ministry of Health.

Over 150 doctors, hygienists, epidemiologists and representatives from Ministry of Health, Germany, Essen University Clinic, Essen Fire Brigade, German Healthcare Export Group, MMM Group, Ministry of Health, Mongolia, National Central Hospital, Second Central Hospital, Emergency Medical Service -103, Chingeltei district hospital, private hospitals and international organizations have attended the symposium and Mrs. J.Tsolmon, Vice Minister of Ministry of Health delivered the opening speech.

Moreover, distinguished guests including Mr. Klaus Wendelberg , Vice ambassador , German Embassy, Mongolia and Mrs. Angelika Koster, Ministry of Health, Germany made remarks. Mr. Patrick Kreuz was awarded the Medal of Honor of Ministry of Health, Mongolia because of his outstanding contributions to implementing of MeshH project.

German doctors and professionals including Prof. Walter Popp, head of Hospital Hygiene Department of Essen University Clinic, Dr. Birgit Ross, doctor, Hospital hygiene department of Essen University Clinic, Mr. Jorg Spors, senior hygienist, Essen Fire brigade delivered the presentations on current situations of hospital hygiene, antibiotic resistance and Emergency medical service in Mongolia and shared their views and recommendations.

Presentations on Implementation of MeshHp at pilot areas and project website introduction were delivered to the participants.

Dr. Tsolmon , Head of Hygienist association of Mongolia, closed the symposium by addressing sincere thanks to German delegation and MeshH project members and all participants involved in the symposium.

Participants were glad to get new knowledge and information from the symposium and would like to attend in the next year symposium. The symposium will be held annually.