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Helping hand melting barriers

The first meeting with our patient Aram (the name has been changed) was in late November 2017 at ”Armenicum” hospital. Nearly 10 years ago he divorced and for now getting with touch only with his elder daughter although has 3 children. Realities as well as family ignoring him which directly harming his life conditions, social status. By the help of our peer counselor he started to attend our help-groups meetings and communicate with the once that in somehow survived [...]

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Capacity-building workshop for TB patients

On December 21, 2018 the 6th final meeting with TB patients was held at the PPAN NGO. The quantity of the meetings was connected with working plan of ‘’Changes are possible. Act now’’ project. Almost all stakeholders of this meeting have participated in analogical meeting for the first time. PPAN’s peer consular had already met these patients, when they were in stationary treatment stage and encouraged them to participate in these monthly meetings as well. Within the meeting, PR manager [...]

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Start again

I was born in Yerevan and spent 8 years in prison, so because of that I did not serve in army. I have been punished with the utmost rigor of the law. I returned home and realized that none of my relatives want to know me… I rented an apartment by the collected money and tried to find a job. I had a bad feeling, I was weak, very tired. I was diagnosed with tuberculosis. I started to receive stationary [...]

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The results of the European testing Week 2018

Testing Week is an initiative that was launched by HIV in Europe in 2013 and is held prior to the World AIDS Day. The goal of this initiative is to increase testing efforts and create awareness of the benefits of early HIV and viral hepatitis testing. For the second consecutive year “Positive People Armenian Network” social NGO with the financial support of Gilead Science, joins the European HIV/Hepatitis testing week initiative and organized various public screening events in Yerevan, the provinces of Shirak, [...]

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We raise the issues of the field

On 22nd of November, 2018 PPAN NGO with the support of NTC conducted TB group meeting with 20 TB patients. This is the second time that within ‘’Changes are Possible. Act now’’ 2018 proյect meeting with TB beneficiaries conducted in NTC based on TB patents needs and involvement of new patients who getting stationary treatment course.  The main purpose of the meeting was the detection of obstacles within the patients’ treatment course and subsequent advocacy activities as well as [...]

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Next to YOU

Karen is from Gyumri, a region where recorded an extreme poverty rate of Armenia. There is no job, no conditions for living … whole string of failures which possibility of shut was find out by moving to Russia. No desire to form a new family and from his family only brother had agreed to support his. Wasting time on hoping to find a way out by alcohol. After all, another effort to return home. His brother’s care did not stop even at that distance. As a result [...]

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International experts presented the functions of social Contracting

On October 5-6 of 2018 a meeting was held at the office of PPAN NGO aimed at strengthening the capacity of the TB community when it comes to supporting the patient-centered model of TB patients through the social contracting agreement. Timur Abdullayev was invited to Armenia for conducting this meeting. Timur works as a human rights and public health consultant. Most recently, he has worked for UNDP, the World Health Organization and the Global Fund. Currently, he is a member of the Coordinating [...]

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Training for Media representatives

On September 28-29, 2018 with the initiative of the PPAN NGO a targeted exclusive educational module was implemented with the direct beneficiaries of Mass Media sphere and coaching experts from MoH of RA and Media. Participants were recruited taking into account their experience on covering health and exclusively TB topics. Prior to the training the media expert conducted media monitoring and outlined the media that in somehow touched TB issues in Armenia. The monitoring period was chosen from September [...]

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Meeting at WHO office

On September 27, 2018 Gayane Ghukasyan (representative of WHO Armenia Office) had a meeting with Head and PR manager of PPAN NGO. The initiator of the meeting was the non-governmental organization as a result of which the details of the status of current TB programs in Armenia and future plans were discussed. It has been third consecutive year that NGO has been implementing a regional TB program where WHO local Office always shows support of the contribution. In the context [...]

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CCM members’ elections and functions

Within “Changes are possible. Act Now “project monthly TB group meeting was held on September 27th, 2018. The participants were 25, who were in TB ambulatory treatment stage, survivors from TB, TB and TB/HIV positive patients. At the end of 2018 in Armenia will be Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs) members elections which has been managing by Global Fund. With regard to selection and nomination of TB and HIV community representatives, the NGO carries out consistent functions in its everyday activities [...]

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