Telemedicine and Mobile Medicine in Almaty, Karaganda, Atyrau, Akmola, Kyzylorda, South-Kazakhstan, and Zhambyl Regions of Kazakhstan

Assignment name:
Telemedicine and mobile medicine in Almaty , Karaganda, Atyrau , Akmola, Kyzylorda, South-Kazakhstan and Zhambyl oblasts
Value of the contract: US$ 4,720, 997
Location within country: Almaty , Karaganda, Atyrau, Akmola, Kyzylorda, South- and Zhambyl oblasts of
Duration of assignment: 69 months
Name of Client: Ministry of Health Republic of Kazakhstan Total No of staff-months of the assignment: 185
Address: 010000, Left bank of Ishim river, House of Ministries, 5th entrance, Astana, Republic of Value of the services provided under the contract: US$ 1,416, 299 (the rest was the cost of medical equipment)
Start date: March 2004
Completion date: December 2008
No of professional staff-months provided by associated Consultants: 98
Names of associated Consultants:
MDS company
Wycombe, LLC
Staff involved in the project:
Team Leader: Dr. Bulat Alibekov, Akkumis Salkhanova
Project Director: Talgat Sultanov
Medical Director: Dana Sharman
Technical Specialists: Alexander Korotkov
Narrative description of project:
Starting in 2004, the telemedicine program was introduced as part of the government program of rural telemedicine. The main goal of the project was to demonstrate improved access to health care services and health information at rural primary health care levels by establishing telemedicine services in 128 sustainable rural districts (raions) in all 14 oblasts of equipped with state-of-the-art telemedicine equipment and supported by long-distance medical consultation services. The Academy of Preventive Medicine is the leading organization responsible for implementation of this program. In more than 50 rural hospitals in the Academy has installed telemedicine modules and trained local staff on how to use telemedicine equipment.
Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:
Providing counseling and support on how to design a telemedicine system, assemble a telemedicine module and organize telemedicine consultations.
Training of 244 specialists and technicians recruited as staff of telemedicine center for two weeks prior to installation of the telemedicine module and for a week after the installation. The training courses included didactic materials and demonstration of telemedicine equipment and consultations. Practical training was organized focusing on technical service of telemedicine module. Telemedicine manual was developed in Russian and Kazakh languages.
Organizing telemedicine consultation between rural hospital and national and regional medical centers.
Organizing telemedicine consultation with doctors from leading hospitals in the United States (Children Hospital in Paterson, NJ).
Almaz Sharman, President, Academy of Preventive Medicine
Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty, 66 Klochkov st, office 601
+7 (727) 317-8855