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[FAR Health Programs/BCPP]: Combating Malnutrition in Targeted Communities image

5-year-old Lilit is visibly enjoying her lunch, and even asks for a second helping. She is the oldest of 21 children attending the remote Chinchin kindergarten, and is very chatty - even at lunchtime. Her daily menu consists of a variety of nutritious components necessary for raising healthy kids – vegetables, soup, dairy, fruits, and healthy snacks. The meals are provided free of charge by FAR’s Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Program (BCPP), which aims to reduce child poverty and its profound effects on children’s health and growth.

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[FAR Health Programs]: Syrian-Armenian Doctor Finds Peace in Remote Region of Artsakh image

  After 22 years of а medical career in Qamishli, Syria, Syrian-Armenian Hayk Khacho, 49, decided to move to Artsakh in the beginning of 2016. “When I made the final decision to return to Armenia, I contacted my relatives here, and they told me that there was a lack of doctors in Artsakh. So, I immediately headed to Ishkhanadzor, my new gorgeous and peaceful home,” says the doctor. He is the only family doctor in Ishkhanadzor who accepts more than five patients each day from four nearby communities. Hayk has endured a heartbreaking struggle before arriving in Ishkhanadzor. Hayk was born in Syria. In 1994, he graduated from Yerevan’s State Medical University and returned to Qamishli. For more than 20 ...

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[FAR Health Programs]: Three Stories, Same Goal: CME as a Tool for Child Protection image

FAR stays focused on child protection not only through its childcare programs but through each and every program and project possible. Health care is no exception and one of the ways FAR inserts child protection into these programs is by including more regional pediatricians in our Continuing Medical Education program (CME) that enables them to learn new skills and update their knowledge to provide better services in the regions of Armenia and in Artsakh.

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[BCPP]: Berd’s Postgraduate in General Medicine Going for Otolaryngology Residency image

Arayik Narinyan’s recollections of the Nagorno-Karabakh war are intertwined with his childhood. “I was a little kid, and we used to hide in the cellar when we heard shelling or bombing. I even remember how the Azeri snipers bombarded the school building,” he says stressing the lack of doctors they had back then.

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[Health Programs]: FAR Gives Support to Medical Center, Enabling it to Continue its Treatment of Children image

FAR recently partnered with the Familial Mediterranean Fever Center at Arabkir Medical Center in Yerevan. The center, the only one of its kind in Armenia, assists children up to 18 who suffer from Mediterranean Fever, which is a genetic disease that is very common in Armenia and can lead to kidney failure, and damage to the lungs, joints, and intestines.

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[CME]: Meeting Highlights Achievements of 2016 and Focuses on What’s to Come image

One of the cornerstones of our Continuing Medical Education Program (CME) is the generosity of the program’s mentors, who are the leading specialists in Armenia’s medical field who volunteer their time to share their knowledge and train their colleagues working in some of country’s more remote regions— typically places with limited resources.

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[FAR Health Programs]: CME Helps Karabakh OBGYN to Better Serve her Community image

For the past eight years, 33-year-old obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Liana Grigoryan has stood for the future moms of Nagorno-Karabakh. With nine years of experience working in the region (in Askeran, Martakert, and for the last three years in Qashatagh) she has helped hundreds of pregnant women starting from their first prenatal exams up until their deliveries.

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