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[Child Poverty Reduction]: Greenhouse Enables a Rural Family to Thrive image

  For more than seven years, Lusine Mkhitaryan, 40, and her husband Lego, 44, have lived and raised their family in Burastan – one of the villages of the Ararat Region. A low income and no sustainable job had long become a source of anxiety for the couple, especially with their eldest child Julieta, 18, who has vision problems, for which she receives a meager $33 illness benefit from the state – not enough to cover the cost of her medications or doctor visits. Julieta and her four siblings – Laura, 17, Ashkhen, 16, Saro, 14, Samvel, 5, attend the village school. For many years, the family’s modest income was comprised of a state benefit – $86 (42,000 AMD) and ...

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[Child Poverty Reduction]: Seminar Furthers Medical Knowledge of Rural Healthcare Providers image

The continuous training of local healthcare staff is one of the important parts of FAR healthcare initiatives, as we always seek ways to strengthen local capacity. As part of the healthcare component of FAR’s Child Poverty Reduction Program, FAR recently organized a seminar for 50 local pediatricians and rural family physicians. This was the first healthcare seminar initiated through the program since it started in YEAR? and topics, which were chosen based on previous discussion and identification of knowledge gaps with local healthcare providers, focused on neonatal conditions, diagnosis of lymph nodes, and children’s headaches.

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