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[FAR Health Programs; BCPP]: Study on Children’s Development to Inform BCPP’s Next Project image

FAR’s health team recently wrapped up a year-long study on the cognitive and mental development of toddlers. The study, which focused on 700 children between nine and 36 months in the Berd Region of Tavush Province, showed that a significant portion—28 percent—struggle with issues related to communication, problem solving, socialization, and both gross and fine motor skills.

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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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[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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[FAR Healthcare]: Child Nutrition a Key Element of FAR-led International Symposium standard

In May, FAR in cooperation with World Vision and the American University of Armenia (AUA) held a nutrition symposium to realize current needs of infant and child nutrition problems in Armenia and lay out the next steps to tackle the issue. The “Nutrition as a Key to Economic Development: The Case for Armenia” symposium at AUA in Yerevan hosted a number of international experts in the field of health and nutrition from the Columbia University. During the event, FAR’s Health Programs Coordinator Dr. Hambardzum Simonyan shared his experience gained through the “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty” Program (BCPP) in the Tavush region. Dr. Simonyan presented the public health component of the program as a model of a comprehensive approach in ...

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[Healthcare]: Developing Health Capability for BCPP standard

In June, a group of physicians from Berd and Paravakar visited the FAR Yerevan office. The visit marked the first steps in implementing FAR’s newly launched Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Project (BCPP) initiative. The physicians, among whom are family physicians, laboratory physicians, and pediatricians, are among the staff whose potential will be deployed in eight communities of the Tavush region of Armenia. BCPP plans to assess and solve the malnutrition problem in the region among children aged six months to six years old. In addition to such meetings at the FAR office, the physicians also regularly attend special trainings organized by FAR’s Continuing Medical Education program. These trainings take place at the “Arabkir” Medical Center and “Muratsan” Hospital Complex ...

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[FAR Health Programs | Project Smile]: Update. standard

A few weeks ago, FAR and Project Smile changed the lives of 54 young Armenians.  At the “Arabkir” Medical Center in Yerevan, 64 surgeries were performed on the 54 patients. The most common surgeries included primary palate repair and lip scar revision. 12 of the patients were from Yerevan, and the remainder traveled from different regions throughout Armenia in order to receive this life-changing surgery.  Though most patients were between one and 26 years old, there were 11 patients less than twelve months of age. FAR and Project Smile work together to bring as many smile as possible to Armenians in need. A happy child after the surgery Credit : Celine Kaladjian

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[FAR Health Programs | Project Smile]: Update. standard

A few weeks ago, FAR and Project Smile changed the lives of 54 young Armenians.  At the “Arabkir” Medical Center in Yerevan, 64 surgeries were performed on the 54 patients. The most common surgeries included primary palate repair and lip scar revision. 12 of the patients were from Yerevan, and the remainder traveled from different regions throughout Armenia in order to receive this life-changing surgery.  Though most patients were between one and 26 years old, there were 11 patients less than twelve months of age. FAR and Project Smile work together to bring as many smile as possible to Armenians in need. A happy child after the surgery Credit : Celine Kaladjian

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