Author - admin

PLHIV support doctors

On 12 of March, in front of the Government building, AIDS center specialists protested against the government’s decision to merge with the NORK infectious diseases clinical hospital. It should be recalled, that AIDS center specialists consider this decision groundless, and argue that the risks were not properly assessed and the opinion of the experts was not taken into account. Today, PLHIV society also stood next to the medical staff. For the first time in Armenia, PLHIV decided to participate in an [...]

Read more...

Preventing of wrong solution

A patient diagnosed with drug-resistant TB (BK+) has been at NTC for several months. By his behavior he has caused a lot of problems for both medical staff and security personnel. He used to go from NTC for 4-5 hours used alcohol frequently, then returned in drunkenness condition and violated the rules of hospital. NGO staff received an alert about the problem from the Director of NTC after which they started to work with the patient. Meetings with the patient [...]

Read more...

This is not an example

Based on close collaboration between the PPAN NGO and NTC the community-based monitoring team (CBM) got an information from NTC that one of the TB patient who was on outpatient treatment had refused to take medication. NGO staff contacted with the patient and had telephone conversation. It turned out that the patient also had Dekterev disease and therefore refused to take the medication. By his complains his joints started to ache after anti-tuberculosis medication which limited his movement. CBM team [...]

Read more...

Hepatitis C treatment is free if you …

On December 27th of 2019 at NTC of RA was organized meeting with 21 TB patients who were on stationary and ambulatory treatment at that moment. During the meeting participants and trainers talked about the mechanisms of getting disability status, the possibility of preferential conditions during TB patients’ operations, MRT research out of fee possibilities, hepatitis C research and access to treatment. Representatives of NGOs presented in details that the research on detection and genotype determination of viral hepatitis C antibodies is [...]

Read more...

Timely assistance

The patient who was on TB treatment at one of Yerevan’s Polyclinics had not taken any medication for a week and had poisoning as consumed a toxic amount of alcohol . Community based monitoring specialists got such information simultaneously from TB Cabinet doctor and patient’s mother. During home visit CBM team found out the patient in a toxic state.  CBM team decided immediately transport him to a multi-profile hospital by ambulance. Team faced with difficulties as it turned out [...]

Read more...

National TB Platform has been launched

On December 9-10, 2019 at the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia with the initiative and partnership of Global TB Caucus, TB REP 2 and ‘’Positive People Armenian Network’’ Social NGO an unique meeting was held which pursuited to launch National TB Platform. Participants of the meeting were senior officials from the National Assemblies of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Georgia, Standing Committee on Health Care and Social Affairs of the National Assembly of the Republic [...]

Read more...

Treatment access of TB co-infections in RA

On November 28th of 2019 at NTC of RA was organized meeting with 23 TB patients who were on stationary and ambulatory treatment at that moment. There were patients from different regions of Armenia as well. During the meeting they talked about HIV, TB, hepatitis C as well as timely diagnosis and treatment adherence. Diagnostic and treatment of HIV/TB are available and free of charge in RA but many questions have been arisen in particular regarding access to hepatitis C [...]

Read more...

Vital intervention

The CBM specialists had been acquainted and touched with the patient who was diagnosed with spinal TB while he was on stationary treatment. During the ambulatory treatment phase NGO specialists also were in touch with the bedside patient and provided assistance to him and his family. The patient was lived in a rented apartment with an elderly mother and time by time was receiving help from an ex-wife or children. During ambulatory treatment the patient’s condition became worse as [...]

Read more...

1st meeting with Standing Committee

1st meeting with the PPAN NGO representative and Head of Standing Committee on Health Care and Social Affairs of RA was on 26th of September during the coaching visit of TB Rep 2. Meeting Letter to Standing Committee was prepared and sent in August. At the mentioned date Technical Assistance Visit to National Assembly of RA initiated by TB Europe Coalition and PAS center was arranged as well. Committee representatives offered to join those 2 meetings. Within the meeting [...]

Read more...

Do not interrupt the treatment

The community based monitoring specialists of PPAN NGO with the guidance and encouragement of regional TB cabinet doctor met with 2 brothers who were diagnosed with TB. At the meeting time the brothers had already overcome the stationary part of the treatment. Brothers treatment was performed against MDR TB (BK+). Both were checked out from the TB center with BK- diagnosis and moved to ambulatory treatment course. The regional doctor’s concern was about patients’ irregular method of taking medication, [...]

Read more...