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Within the framework of  the project «German-Kazakhstan cooperation in the field of biosafety and biosecurity» on 5 April 2017 in M. Aikimbayev's Kazakh Scientific Centre for Quarantine & Zoonotic Diseases a meeting was held of the scientific staff of the Department of Virology and rickettsiosis disease of the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology - Sandra Essbauer, Stefan Frei and Edith Wagner with the management of our Scientific center. The delegation of German was headed by Consul General of Germany in Kazakhstan Mr. Rosenberg Jorn. The guests got acquainted with the work of  KSCQZD and CRL and discussed the prospects of  joint work within the framework of  the project. Signed a number of documents, aimed at further development of international cooperation. The meeting was held in warm friendly atmosphere.

 In the final approval stage of standard operating procedures ( further - SOPs) for Central Reference Laboratory. Great efforts had been made to harmonize to the smallest detail with all interested ministries and departments (Ministry of Agriculture and – Ministry of Education and Science), actually standards to affect all aspects of engineering activity, scientific research work, questions of biological security and biosafety. The effectiveness of approved SOP will be revealed in the next stage – during the training on all fields of activity. glac crl

 

          &In the M. Aikimbayev's Kazakh Scientific Centre for Quarantine Zoonotic Diseases for the first time in 2016 during the period from november 23 to december 27 (270 h) specialists of veterinary service with the higher veterinary education were provided refresher training "Methods and techniques of work with especially dangerous infections of II – IV groups of pathogenicity". 24 trainees were trained for the MA RK from different regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan: Zhambyl, West Kazakhstan, Kostanai, Almaty. Karaganda, Pavlodar, East Kazakhstan regions and Astana city. Trainees were studied methods of security work with microorganisms of II-IV groups of pathogenicity; to rules of work with laboratory animals, studied of epidemiology, epizootiology, laboratory diagnosis of zoonotic infections (listeriosis, pasteurellosis, brucellosis and anthrax).

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          Курсанты обучались методам безопасной работы с микроорганизмами II-IV групп патогенности; правилам работы с лабораторными животными, изучили эпидемиологию, эпизоотологию, лабораторную диагностику зоонозных инфекций (листериоз, пастереллез,  бруцеллез и сибирская язва).

Training of Ebola in Almaty

  

Large-scale training exercises of hospitalization and diagnostics of suspected cases of Ebola held in Almaty. All events, including meeting the "patient" at the airport with special services, isolation from others, emergency delivery by special transport accompanied by the road patrol service in the City Infectious Diseases Hospital taking into account all factors are fulfilled in conditions as close as possible to real. The scientific staff of the M. Aikimbayev's Kazakh Scientific Centre for Quarantine & Zoonotic Diseases quickly arrived , on emergence signal in the infectious hospital - Nurmakhanov T. and Mukashev N. With observance of the strict bio-security measures accompanied by specialized security, material from the patient with suspicion of especially dangerous infection was delivered to the laboratory of scientific center.

 

Successfully completed  of the construction of  the Central Reference Laboratory ( further - CRL),  science - research work  which seeks to increase the capacity of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of epidemiological surveillance, the study of especially dangerous infections into a qualitatively new level in accordance with international standards. The grand project  within the framework  of  intergovernmental Agreement   between the United States of America and the Republic of  Kazakhstan, planned in far 1993, became operational оn June 15, 2011 when in a festive atmosphere, with the participation of official representatives of  the two countries, was taken out "First bucket" from of the pit of the future building state of the CRL super modern laboratory. Today the construction and equipping of an object is almost fully complete, practically without deviations from the planned terms and amounts of works. Ahead an important part of acts of a state quality control and validation - checks on compliance of the building the equipment to the international standards.

The new laboratory was built  with the highest specification for seismic resistance, bio - and environmental security, is equipped with super modern  technology with use of the latest technologies of the international level.  

On completion of the construction of the CRL  is completely transferred under jurisdiction of the government of  Kazakhstan and gets to work as a part of researchers and the scientific three ministries of our country: ministries of national economy, agricultural industry and Ministry of Education and Science. Such a union will allow to bring scientific research and epidemiological surveillance to qualitatively new level, to respond quickly to outbreaks of infectious diseases in the country and in the neighboring regions, to create in the future in Almaty center of excellence and training various departments.

The Central reference laboratory was built on the territory of M. Aikimbayev's Kazakh Scientific Centre for Quarantine & Zoonotic Diseases who has brought up the whole group of outstanding scientists and researchers and for many years was the advisory - methodical center in this important branch practically for all republics of Central Asia.

At a gala event on 9 September 2016 were representatives of consulate of the USA,  Ministy of Agriculture of  RK, Ministry of Education and Science of RK, Committee on consumer protection of the ministry of national economy of RK,akimat of Almaty city,representatives of popular mass media.

At the end of an official part was organized excursion for all comers on floors and laboratories of  the  CRL.