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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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Activism as an awareness raising tool

On February 12, 2018 a meeting with more than 20 TB beneficiaries took place at Conference Hall of PPAN NGO. Within the meeting they proceed with the successive steps of decoding​​ activism as a tool for raising awareness idea. The selection of the stakeholders was conducted during the needs assessment survey which was done among 240 TB patients. During the meeting the history of our NGO, advocacy activities, working schedules, already registered successes and further plans were presented in detail. [...]

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Community-based targeted training for TB beneficiaries

On February 27th of  2018 a training course on capacity building of TB community was implemented by the initiative of ‘’Positive People Armenian Network’’ Soc. NGO. The targeted training conducted by the best specialists of TB field which had 2 directions: Improving knowledge concerning TB, treatment adherence: factors, forms, consequences, importance of drug administration, patient care Development, introduction, guidelines of monitoring and evaluation tools of TB sphere Margarit Zalibekyan (Doctors Without Borders French Mission), Anush Khachatryan (National Center for Tuberculosis Control) as [...]

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European Week on HIV / Hepatitis Research

#Eurotestweek #Armenia #PPAN The theme of 2017 European Testing Week, 17–24 November, was aligned with World AIDS Day in raising awareness on the issue of late diagnosis of HIV infection. In the eastern part of the WHO European Region, 1 in 3 people are unaware of their HIV status. In the rest of the Region, the figure stands at 1 in 7. European Testing Week advocates for both HIV and hepatitis testing. In the Region, about 15 million people live with chronic hepatitis [...]

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Advocacy is the key

՚՚Positive People Armenian Network՚՚ social NGO with the financial support of Gilead sciences have organized a 7 day long training seminar “Advocacy is the Key”. The training was a follow up project of “STEP-UP: Skills Training to Empower Patients” EATG training Academy which two of the organizations representatives had participated in: Anahit Harutyunyan (President of ՚՚Positive People Armenian Network՚՚ social NGO) and Viken Darakjian(Peer counselor of ՚՚Positive People Armenian Network՚՚ social NGO).The training was initially planned to start in the [...]

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