ABOUT THE PROGRAM
With the consequences of the coronavirus and war, our Office began to consolidate the healthcare potential of the Diaspora, within which the following projects are being carried out.
The Office of High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, in close collaboration with RA National Institute of Health, the Armenian Medical International Committee, and Armenia Fund - jointly launched a series of webinars between diaspora health care professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 response, and our health care professionals on the ground here in Armenia. The purpose of these webinars is to discuss COVID-19 prevention and treatment protocols for health care providers as well as discuss treatment approaches for specific cases.
Funding for the translator and Zoom Account account is provided by the Armenia Support Initiative, which is funded by USAID and implemented by Management Systems International.
In partnership with the RA Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, YSU Center for Applied Psychology, RA National Institute of Health and VIVA Fund, our Office launched a series of mental health webinars, connecting Diaspora mental health professionals with Armenian psychologists working with servicemen and their families affected by the recent war. So far, 5 successful webinars have been held resulting in collaborations between 9 Diaspora professionals and over 214 registered Armenian specialists. Topics so far have included PTSD and post-war trauma and recovery.
In cooperation with the Armenian American Sports Medicine Coalition (AASMC) and the Republic of Armenia’s Ministry of Health, 11 physical therapists thus far have been in Armenia working directly with wounded soldiers, as well as providing training to Armenian specialists.
Additionally, our Office facilitated a partnership with 4 leading, Diasporan prosthetics experts and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs to train, network, and collaborate with specialists in Armenia directly working with wounded soldiers. All experts have experience working within post-war countries and are putting forth significant efforts toward alleviating our country's current challenges.
If you are a professional in any of these areas and would like to lend your skills to the Republic of Armenia, please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.