Overview Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs. It is transmitted from person to person via droplets from the throat and lungs of people with the active respiratory disease. In healthy people, infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis often causes no symptoms, since the person’s immune system acts to “wall off” the bacteria. The symptoms of active TB of the lung are coughing, sometimes with sputum or blood, [...]
The Armenian National Sanatorium was founded on July 1st, 1923 at Maameltein, near Jounieh under the auspices of the Armenian Apostolic, Evangelical and Catholic churches. The latter withdrew in 1931. Presently it belongs to the Catholicosate of Cilicia and the Union of Armenian Evangelical Churches of Near East. The Sanatorium is a charitable, non-profit organization and is financially supported by the Armenian community in Lebanon, the Armenian Medical Fund, USA, the Jinishian Memorial Program and other charitable [...]
COAF (Children of Armenia Fund) is building the Karakerd village as a cluster concept. AMF. USA took upon itself to supply medical equipment to the cluster project of COAF. The following were donated to the medical center. Cardiograph Sterilizer Ophthalmoloscope
The capitol of the Synik Marz with a population of 164,000 is the southernmost major TB center. The AMF,USA helped out this TB center supplying milk and honey. A monthly stipend was set for the purchase of medicine. The Director of the Center is Dr. - Supply food and medicine. - Purchased fax machine
The TB dispensary of Goris needed to renovate their ward. The AMF, USA responded by renovating the entire second floor of the dispensary. Today, the dispensary operates full scale treating TB and pulmonary patients in this central city of Armenia.
The TB dispensary of Vanadsor is the major dispensary for the Lorry Marz with a total population of 200,000. After the Earthquake, the hospital was moved to a small tin-roof building. For more than 15 years, the dispensary was operating from that ill-fitted building. In 2005, the Government decided to move the TB dispensary to a vacant building in the vicinity the main hospital. However, the acquired building was not in any shape to house a TB [...]
The Abovian Hospital is the main TB hospital in Armenia. It serves the entire country. It is a 360 bed hospital with adult -male and female- and children’s divisions. The Abovian was the first hospital where AMF, USA focused its efforts. From 1991, a monthly stipend of $1,000 was allocated for the purchase of medicine. When world organizations, such as WHO, started supplying Armenia with anti-TB medicine, our focus shifted to supply the hospital with food. We [...]