Meeting at WHO officeadmin
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 of the project by the end of 2018 it is planned to hold a meeting with governing bodies of the marzes (regions), where issues related to the mechanisms of Social Contracting will be discussed. Here also will be presented the research carried out by the NGO, which deals with the possibility of applying a social contract (order) in the Republic of Armenia. Within the framework of the activity, the WHO Local Office agreed to act as a technical supporter.
During a meeting at the WHO office NGO representatives also spoke about the mechanisms of community monitoring. This function implemented exclusively by the NGO initiative with the cooperation between the NTC which is intended to improve the statistics of successful TB treatment cases, thus also will help the country to achieve the WHO indicators. Another important public event in terms of ensuring the continuity of TB treatment is the production and broadcast of PSAs. The WHO representative also expressed readiness to spread his observations and referrals on the film scenario. As a result of this constructive dialogue an agreement was reached to continue the agreed format of cooperation, which also will help to prevent TB in the country.