Dr. Maira Bakasheva, Director of the National Antidoping Center Kazakhstan (KAZ NADC), Galiya Zhumabayeva, staff member in the prevention department of KAZ NADC, and Matluba Turekulova, staff member in the Testing Programme of KAZ NADC, were guests of the National Anti Doping Agency of Germany (NADA Germany) in Bonn. The German and Kazakh Anti-Doping Agencies have maintained a partnership-based exchange of experts between the two organisations for several years. Within this framework, NADA Germany contributes to the establishment of an effective Prevention Programme and the further development of the Testing Programme through the exchange of knowledge and experience.
On the agenda of the visit was an exchange on the latest approaches in the field of doping prevention. With the introduction of the International Standard for Education (ISE) by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), there have been global guidelines since 1 January 2021, which are primarily aimed at communicating values in sport to young athletes. The Dried Blood Spot project and remote testing solutions were the focus of discussions on the further development of the Testing Programme, especially under pandemic conditions. Legal, Medicine and Communication topics were also discussed.
Photo (from left): Eva Bunthoff (NADA Germany), Dr Maira Bakasheva (KAZ NADC), Michael Behr (NADA Germany), Matluba Turekulova (KAZ NADC), Stefan Trinks (NADA Germany), Galiya Zhumabayeva (KAZ NADC)