Better Practitioners, Better Healthcare


For Armine Saribekyan lifelong learning is a prerogative for a rural physician who wishes to truly serve her patients and her community. “Unfortunately, I had my last training some 20 years ago and I have never been able to apply for, let alone afford, another training until I learned about FAR’s Continuing Medical Education Program (CME)," said Dr. Saribekyan who was selected for CME in June. For more than 30 years, Dr. Saribekyan has worked at Chambarak Community Medical Center of Gegharkunik Province as a pediatrician, serving more than 3,000 patients from 11 communities. In June, she trained at Arabkir Medical Center in Yerevan. CME helped her enhance her knowledge and establish a network of trustworthy healthcare providers based in Yerevan who will continually provide her with support. “Healthcare is an ever-changing field. Advances in medicine, new treatment options, changing regulations and models of care should be available and accessible for healthcare providers for them to remain competent and to provide the best care,” said Dr. Saribekyan. FAR is changing Armenia’s healthcare system through better practitioners. Help support FAR’s work in healthcare and make a donation on our website today.