The initial idea for the project was developed by Mr. Patrick Kreuz, a member of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to Mongolia. Mr. Kreuz contacted Prof. Dr. Popp, Head of the Hospital hygiene department of the University Clinic of Essen, Germany to figure out if there could be a possible collaboration. After presenting the idea and discussing possible goals a first fact finding mission was initiated in June of 2010.
German delegation, headed by Prof. Dr. Popp had several meetings with WHO Country Office Mongolia, the Ministry of Health and the National Emergency Management Agency. Also the mission visited the National Central Hospital, the Chingeltei District Health Unit, the National Center of Communicable Diseases (NCCD), the School of Public Health, the Emergency Medical Service - 103 and the Ulaanbaatar Emergency Management Department.
After the visit following conclusions had been established:
The German delegation together with their Mongolian counterparts developed a project to strengthen hygiene in hospitals and Emergency Service 103. This project got support from both Federal Ministry for Health, Germany and Ministry of Health of Mongolia, based on their agreement on co-operation in the field of health. Thus, the project was established as Mongolian Emergency Service and Hospital Hygiene Project (MeshHp).