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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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[FAR Scholarships]: “Animal Liberation” or a Snapshot of a Young Armenian Author from Syria image

Starting from 2012, with a massive flow of Syrian Armenians to Armenia, many things have changed in our country that has had a positive impact on economy, services, and even culture. Manuel Markeian is trying to raise awareness on the pros of the plant-based lifestyle, and the cons of eating animal products including meat, eggs, and/or dairy products.

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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]: Child Poverty Reduction Program Betters Quality of Life for Two Young Men image

Fifteen-year-old Hamlet Kumrikyan is a quiet yet happy young boy, but he has struggled with physical disabilities since childhood. When he would walk he would limp, sparking ridicule from the others at school. He would fall when he tried to run with his schoolmates due to his foot problem as he tried desperately to keep up. The bones in his foot are malformed and while he had dealt with the issue since birth, it never got any easier for him. And his mother could never afford a medical exam, thus the possibility of corrective surgery was always out of the question. A single mother, Lyudmila Kumrikyan, 57, has never been able to secure a job or steady income in the small village of Noramarg where the two live.

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[Health Programs]: Improving Care for the Wounded in Armenia image

Despite the introduction of new technology over the past decade, proper wound care remains a considerable medical and surgical concern, especially in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. A recent joint effort between Armenian and Armenian-American physicians initiated a program aimed at improving the situation of wound care by identifying, acquiring and distributing modern equipment to, as well as training more health care professionals at major Armenian medical institutions.

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[Health Programs]: With Changes in Healthcare Requirements, CME Remains a Top Program for Armenia’s Doctors image

For more than a decade FAR, through its Continuing Medical Education Program (CME), has been one of the pioneers of greater support for professional development opportunities for the regional doctors who need it most, as well as a leader in pushing for positive reform of Armenia’s healthcare system. The most recent change in this area is the country’s move to update its licensing regulations for medical providers. Previously, all medical institutions were responsible for passing licensing exams and meeting requirements, which led to doctors’ decreased motivation and ownership regarding their own credentials. With the recent change, doctors are now mandated to be individually responsible for their licenses and ensure that they meet the requirements in order to continue to practice. ...

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