Tag Archive: Armenia

Sep
24
2011

AAHPO Gala Banquet to be Held in NJ

By: Taleen Babayan Fundraising Efforts Dedicated to Continuing Medical Education in Armenia As a physician at the Ninotsminda Emergency Center, Dr. Lilit Ananikyan spends her days performing surgeries, checking in on her patients, and treating the ill in this Armenian-populated district in the Javakhk region of southern Georgia. Serving in an under-staffed and under-resourced hospital, …

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Jul
12
2011

Tesla Machines

Moscovska. As per one of the radiologists at the Nazarian Center, they are 0.35 Tesla machines.  I was also told that the 0.35 Tesla machine does not require cooling maintenance whereas a 1.5 Tesla MRI machine will require cooling with Helium (costing $50-60,000 per year). I’ll continue to research how we can help increase access …

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Jul
09
2011

Glaucoma and Cornea Treatment Now in Armenia

Larry Najarian, MD examining Tigran, along with ophthalmologist Armine K. Hovannesyan, MD.

In first met Tigran as a child when he was brought to US in the early 1990′s for several vision-saving eye surgeries. Fortunately, those surgeries (for ) can now be performed in Armenia. Tigran is now a young adult. He holds down 2 jobs (1 full time, 1 part time) despite his severe vision impairment, and …

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Jul
08
2011

Revisiting the “Wet Lab”. Seeing Donations at Work!

Dr. Lawrence Najarian revisits the "Wet Lab" 4 years later!

In 2006, AAHPO negotiated a $1,000,000 donation from Pfizer Inc. to the Armenian Eye Care Project (AECP) for state-of-the art ophthalmic equipment. This equipment furnished five operating rooms, a “Wet Lab”, teaching labs and facilitated the creation of the “Center of Teaching Excellence in Eye Care” in Yerevan.   Today, I was able to return …

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Jul
07
2011

Always More We Can Do!

Pictured left to right: Drs. Tsoline Kojoaghlanian, the Minister of Healthcare of NKR Sergey Movsesyan, Dr. Raffy Hovanessian, and Dr. Aram Cazazian.

Drs. Tsoline Kojoaghlanian, Raffy Hovanessian and Aram Cazazian speak with the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Minister of Healthcare, Sergey Movsesyan, about AAHPO’s ongoing, support for the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) CME program which can provide critically needed medical education to long-neglected doctors of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR)  in Armenia. We learned more about what else we …

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Jul
07
2011

Pediatric Infectious Diseases in Armenia

Pictured left to right: Ara Babloyan, MD, Alicia Demirjian, MD, and Raffy Hovanessian, MD.

Today, one of the topics of discussion amongst our AAHPO Mission participants was Pediatric Infectious Diseases in Armenia. Ara Babloyan, MD, the  former Minister of Health discussed these types of diseases with Alicia Demirjian, MD, one of our members of AAHPO and a Mission participant along with another member of AAHPO and Mission participant, Raffy …

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Jul
06
2011

Visit to Kanaker-Zeytoun Medical Center in Yerevan

The Kanaker-Zeytoun Medical Center in Yerevan where many of us are working.

We saw some patients this morning. There are no formal eye screening programs here, and as a consequence, eye disease often is not identified until its advanced stages. Therefore there is a lot of unnecessary vision loss. A visit to one of the few low vision centers in the country revealed that basic equipment was …

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Jul
01
2011

Dr. Alicia Demirjian’s Visit to the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) Children Support Center

I visited the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) Children Support Center in Yerevan, Armenia, on July 1st. Dr. Larry Najarian had arranged for my visit with Dr. Hambardzum Simonyan, FAR Healthcare Programs Manager. In contrast to orphanages, this center is a temporary shelter that welcomes children aged 3-18 years old who find themselves in a …

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Jun
09
2011

Save The Date!

Save The Date!

AAHPO Cordially Invites you to their 2011 Annual Gala and Benefit   Proceeds will Benefit Continuing Medical Education of Physicians in Karabakh and Javakh   October 15, 2011 Marriott Glenpoint Teaneck, New Jersey Visit www.aahpo.org for more information

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Jun
09
2011

AAHPO 2011 Medical Missions in Armenia Updates

To coincide with the 3rd International Medical Congress of Armenia in Yerevan, Armenia July 7 – 9, 2011, AAHPO has organized two weeks of Medical Missions in Armenia. The dates for these Missions are the weeks of July 1 – 6, 2011 and July 10 – 16, 2011. Healthcare providers may choose to participate in the Medical …

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