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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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[FAR Healthcare Programs]: FARFAA Celebrates 13 Years of Improving Healthcare standard

The FAR Fellowship Alumni Association (FARFAA) recently celebrated 13 years of playing a role in improving healthcare in Armenia. Founded in 2000 by Armenian physicians, FARFAA is responsible for creating FAR’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) program in 2005, which has helped hundreds of Armenian doctors to improve their medical skills. Medical professionals, FAR staff and other loyal supporters all participated in the anniversary ceremony on December 20 at the Tufenkian Hotel in Yerevan where more than 50 physicians were acknowledged for their dedication to the CME program. The day also marked the 10th anniversary of FAR’s role in organizing and implementing the Salzburg International Medical Seminars in partnership with the Austrian American Foundations’ Open Medical Society. This series of seminars ...

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[FAR Social Services | Soup Kitchens]: Taking Action, Raising Awareness standard

Last Friday, FAR’s Nor Nork Soup Kitchen, funded by BAFA, gladly welcomed FAR’s Healthcare Programs Assistant Arin Balalian. Trained as a clinical physician,  he gladly offered medical guidance to the beneficiaries of the soup kitchen. Arin drew the attention of his elderly guests to opportunities within the Armenian healthcare system intended to serve citizens from vulnerable groups before they have to consider costly medical care. “There is certain miscommunication and lack of information among them, so we decided to take action to raise their awareness on the types of medical services that they can benefit from without having to pay, ” said Arin. This complimentary consultation was a significant step in encouraging the disadvantaged to turn to the state-funded healthcare ...

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[FAR Social Services | Soup Kitchens]: Taking Action, Raising Awareness standard

Last Friday, FAR’s Nor Nork Soup Kitchen, funded by BAFA, gladly welcomed FAR’s Healthcare Programs Assistant Arin Balalian. Trained as a clinical physician,  he gladly offered medical guidance to the beneficiaries of the soup kitchen. Arin drew the attention of his elderly guests to opportunities within the Armenian healthcare system intended to serve citizens from vulnerable groups before they have to consider costly medical care. “There is certain miscommunication and lack of information among them, so we decided to take action to raise their awareness on the types of medical services that they can benefit from without having to pay, ” said Arin. This complimentary consultation was a significant step in encouraging the disadvantaged to turn to the state-funded healthcare ...

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