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[FAR Health Programs]: New Healthcare Initiative to Bring International Attention to Armenia’s Doctors image

FAR has always been an innovator in Armenia, and this is especially true when it comes to our healthcare programs, which have broad impact. One of our recent projects is no exception. A new cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Republican Scientific-Medical Library of the Ministry of Health of Armenia (RSML), entitled "Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative" (SORTIT).

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[YPT]: The Most Resilient, Resourceful, and Obstinate People standard

by Adam Rosenblatt My first experience of Armenia on the FAR Young Professionals trip was nothing short of profound, in all ways. 10 years ago, I was only dimly aware of Armenia’s existence at all. My closest point of reference for the entirety of Armenian culture was Serj Tankian and System of a Down. I began my rather rapid education of all things Armenian in 2010 when I started dating the girl who would eventually be my wife. She lived the first years of her life in Yerevan, and has visited regularly since leaving. She would often make comments like “These bell peppers are nothing like the ones in Armenia,” or “This bread reminds me of Armenian Matnakash, only Matnakash ...

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[YPT]: A Journey of Discovery standard

This year marked the 18th year that enthusiastic young professionals discovered their homeland with FAR during the Young Professionals Trip (YPT) to Armenia 2013. The trip participants, including professionals from the fields of health, journalism, construction management, and music, spent two weeks in Armenia discovering its history, culture, and people. Under the guidance of FAR’s Project Director Arto Vorperian and tour guide, historian, and comedian extraordinaire Galust Hovsepyan, the YPs explored monumental historical sites, such as Garni, Ambert, Sardarabad, and the tomb of Mesrob Mashots. They also discovered the wealth of the Christian Armenian faith in the churches of Geghard, Saghmosavank, St. Hripsime, St. Gayane, Khor Virab, Noravank, and the majestic Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin. The highlights of the cultural ...

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[Healthcare]: Both Scientific and Practical standard

On April 26 healthcare professionals from different provinces of Armenia and Artsakh came together in FAR’s Yerevan office to attend two different lectures. The participants were the 90th and most current group of Continuing Medical Education (CME) trainees who had come to the end of their month-long training in Yerevan. One lecture was delivered by child infectious disease specialist and CME trainer Dr. Hripsime Apresyan on the flu and the risk of transmission. The actuality of the topic derived from the alleged risks that have been associated with H1N1 virus as a recent problem in both local and global perspectives. Afterwards, haematologist and CME trainer Dr. Yervand Hakobyan talked about the blood coagulation system, focusing on precedent-based practical methodologies of ...

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[FAR New York]: Rendahl – Survival? standard

“There are those in Armenia and across the Armenian World who have demonstrated excellence. You probably think I mean the likes of Paruyr Sevak and Komitas and Parajanov, but excellence isn’t just a thing of the past.” – Kristi Rendahl Via The Armenian Weekly Defeat isn’t always fast and furious. It can be slow and silent, a result of the little decisions we make each day. I believe that the words we use matter. Setting the bar at survival is like placing the limbo pole at eye level. It creates a sad story of low expectations and apathy. Even mediocrity would be better. Please continue reading here Centuries-old platan tree in Artsakh Credit: Kristi Rendahl via The Armenian Weekly

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