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Honoring Armenia’s Healthcare Professionals

(left to right) Dr. Edgar Housepian; Dr. Aram Chobanian; Prof. Harutyun Kushkyan; and Dr. A. Babloyan

Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese, along with the FAR Board of Directors, recently hosted a dinner at the Diocese to honor the service of a distinguished group of Armenia’s healthcare professionals, most of them former FAR Medical Fellows. Also in attendance at the event were Professor Harutyun Kushkyan, Minister of Health of Armenia, Dr. Armen Khachatryan, Minister of Health of Republic of Nagorno- Karabakh, and Mrs. Hranush Hakobyan, Minister of Diaspora of Armenia.

During the 1990s, FAR organized and funded a special program that brought 89 young doctors from Armenia to study in leading hospitals in the United States. The FAR Medical Fellowship Program was a wise and strategic investment for the Armenian healthcare field: most of the 89 fellows are now leading healthcare experts in Armenia. In addition they are working closely with FAR to support their junior colleagues in the provincial hospitals by volunteering as mentors for FAR’s Continuing Education program.

The FAR family came together on July 3 to celebrate FAR Fellows’ achievements, and to say thanks to the fellows who are now giving back to their communities in remote provinces of Armenia.


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