Rustam Rakhimov, Zafar Akhmadaliev and Petr Bojko are three biomedical engineers from Uzbekistan who arrived in Germany on October 30, 2016. On the following Monday, they started a two-weeks training on the use of diagnostic medical equipment and on the inventory tracking software openMEDIS. In the frame of the “In-house Maintenance Training”-project, financed by the German Cooperation with Uzbekistan through KfW Development Bank, a total of three training sessions will be conducted, the first in Germany and the following in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. During this first training now held at Technologie Transfer Marburg e.V. – TTM, the three technicians will also be trained in Trainer-of-Trainer (ToT) principles in order to support the international team during the second and third sessions in Tashkent that will take place in 2017. They are accompanied by two further technicians Kazimjon Absattarov and Farkhod Makhkamov, supported by GIZ.
m4h has been organising this first ToT session in close cooperation with Training Coordinator Natalia Liubcenco, TTM in Marburg, who also procured the testing equipment that the technicians were trained on and with the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, who conduct the training on openMEDIS. All trainings are held in Russian language and the training materials will also be made available in Russian in order to enable close postprocessing.