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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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[FAR Health Programs]: FAR Celebrates Seven Years of Cooperation with AAHPO, and the Improvement of Healthcare in Artsakh image

Over 200 doctors from Artsakh trained in the latest medical approaches. More than 20 trainings on various healthcare issues held in Stepanakert. Dozens of items of vital medical equipment sent to Artsakh’s medical institutions. These are the quantitative results of the seven-year collaboration between FAR and the Armenian-American Healthcare Professionals Organization (AAHPO) on the Continuing Medical Education Program (CME).

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[Healthcare; CME]: Doctors in Lori Province Trained in Emergency Pediatrics image

FAR recently held a two-day medical training on emergency pediatrics in Vanadzor as part of our overall healthcare initiative to ensure better medical services throughout all regions of Armenia. Held November 6th and 7th, the training is the result of a partnership with the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of Virginia Commonwealth University, and it convened a variety of healthcare providers, including pediatricians, emergency and intensive care doctors, from Armenia’s Lori Province to get the most updated know-how on the topic.

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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 Yerevan]: Supporting Discourse Through Public Forums image

To support public debate on topics relevant to Armenia today, one of FAR’s most recent initiatives is the facilitation of discussion forums. The first event in the new annual series, held on May 13th, was about the newly launched licensing system for doctors in Armenia. Under these new regulations, in order to receive their professional certification physicians must acquire more than 200 credits through continuous professional development by regularly attending courses, trainings and conferences. Previously, all medical institutions were responsible for passing licensing exams and meeting requirements, which led to decreased motivation and ownership amongst doctors and their own credentials.

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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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