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Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre in Vayots Dzor

16 September 2010
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A Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre financed by the EU will start functioning in Vayots Dzor on 16 September 2010. The centre was created to target one of the core aspects of the EU Poverty Reduction Strategy – improving health protection. The project was funded with € 330 000. Launched in 2009, the programme involved the construction of the building, which is now almost completed and will be operational in September. Within the scope of the programme, the Centre will welcome 950 people per year. Arshavir Bayatyan, the president of “Vayots Dzor NGOs Association” implementing the project, shared the objectives and the goals of the Centre:
- Why was this project designed for the Vayots Dzor community in particular?
- Everyone knows the differences between Yerevan, the capital, and the regions that can be traced in all aspects including healthcare. A number of public discussions organised by the Yeghegnadzor Municipality confirmed that the Vayots Dzor community faces serious problems in the social and healthcare areas. The healthcare services and disease prevention awareness are not at sufficient levels, while medical services in Yerevan are either difficult to access, or expensive. The situation is particularly difficult for the vulnerable part of the population: single mothers, children and the elderly. Our project is aimed at improving the healthcare in Vayots Dzor.

- What are the aims of the project?
- To boost the development of healthy lifestyle in Vayots Dzor, the project will offer affordable and high quality diagnostic medical care to the community, especially to destitute and vulnerable people. The benefit of the option we suggest is in diagnostics, since preventing is more affordable and more effective than treating.

- What services does the Centre offer?
- The Centre will offer therapeutic physical training, aqua therapy, massage, and swimming, as well as psychotherapy services for the vulnerable part of population. The staff will be trained in Yerevan and will include 6 specialists: 2 swimming trainers, a trainer for training equipment, a hospital nurse, a doctor and a psychologist.

- Who can attend the Centre? What are the conditions required?
- The Centre is designed to provide the vulnerable part of the population with service for free, yet after the completion of the programme, it will continue functioning at discount prices. Services will also be available to the rest of population, but they will have to pay for them. The money will be used for managing the Centre.

Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre in Vayots Dzor

A Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre financed by the EU will start functioning in Vayots Dzor on 16 September 2010. The centre was created to target one of the core aspects of the EU Poverty Reduction Strategy - improving health protection. The project was funded with € 330 000. Launched in 2009, the programme involved the construction of the building, which is now almost completed and will be operational in September. Within the scope of the programme, the Centre will welcome 950 people per year. Arshavir Bayatyan, the president of “Vayots Dzor NGOs Association” implementing the project, shared the objectives and the goals of the Centre: - Why was this project designed for the Vayots Dzor community in particular? - Everyone knows the differences between Yerevan, the capital, and the regions that can be traced in all aspects including healthcare. A number of public discussions organised by the Yeghegnadzor Municipality confirmed that the Vayots Dzor community faces serious problems in the social and healthcare areas. The healthcare services and disease prevention awareness are not at sufficient levels, while medical services in Yerevan are either difficult to access, or expensive. The situation is particularly difficult for the vulnerable part of the population: single mothers, children and the elderly. Our project is aimed at improving the healthcare in Vayots Dzor. - What are the aims of the project? - To boost the development of healthy lifestyle in Vayots Dzor, the project will offer affordable and high quality diagnostic medical care to the community, especially to destitute and vulnerable people. The benefit of the option we suggest is in diagnostics, since preventing is more affordable and more effective than treating. - What services does the Centre offer? - The Centre will offer therapeutic physical training, aqua therapy, massage, and swimming, as well as psychotherapy services for the vulnerable part of population. The staff will be trained in Yerevan and will include 6 specialists: 2 swimming trainers, a trainer for training equipment, a hospital nurse, a doctor and a psychologist. - Who can attend the Centre? What are the conditions required? - The Centre is designed to provide the vulnerable part of the population with service for free, yet after the completion of the programme, it will continue functioning at discount prices. Services will also be available to the rest of population, but they will have to pay for them. The money will be used for managing the Centre.