Health for Families

 

Funding: USAID, World Vision US

 

“Health for Families” is a two-year project that launched in 2010. The project aims to improve the health status of families in 59 target communities of Sisian, Goris, Alaverdi and Meghri.

To contribute to a decline in disease and mortality rates there is an urgent need to provide knowledge and raise awareness about the importance of healthy lifestyle, disease prevention, frequent health check-ups and referrals to doctors.

The Project partners with Arabkir Medical Center, “Leontig” Maternity and Child Health Center, Armenian Association of Paediatricians, Ministry of Health, regional government bodies.

As an outcome of the project volunteer health groups will be established that will aim to develop the culture of referral to doctors and raise awareness about preventive measures on common diseases.

“Health for families” project intends to empower communities by promoting national and regional initiatives on primary healthcare service improvement with the active involvement of communities, primary health service providers and relevant government officials.

“Health for families” project applies lifecycle approach to assure that all family members have access to prevention and treatment services, particularly, men and women benefit from reproductive health services, pregnant women – prenatal care services, whereas children go through their life cycle stages starting from infancy to childhood and then adolescence.



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