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Watch How She Better Serves Her Community

Dr. Karine Harutyunyan is the sole doctor for the 1,200 residents in a remote part of Armenia’s Syunik Province. She typically sees about 20 patients a day.

In 2021, Dr. Harutyunyan participated in FAR’s Continuing Medical Education Program (CME) for a second time to improve her skills and better promote public health measures due to the pandemic.

While based in Yerevan for a month, she did remote consultations and traveled back to her village of Gorayk on the weekends to administer COVID-19 vaccines.

“Due to misinformation many people didn’t want to get vaccinated,” she said. So Dr. Harutyunyan decided to start community information sessions with them to explain the benefits of the vaccine and to answer their questions. “We will overcome this pandemic through vaccination. Now my compatriots know that they should get it to be on the safe side for themselves and their children and seniors.”

Watch to learn more about Dr. Harutyunyan’s mission to become a better healthcare provider to a community in need and how FAR has helped her to do so.

Read more about FAR’s work in health in our 2021 Annual Report. To donate to help healthcare in Armenia, support FAR’s Health Program today.


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