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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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Zooming the problems of TB patients

On September 20th of 2019 at NTC of RA was organized meeting with 24 TB patients who at that moment were on stationary and ambulatory treatment. Patients from different regions of Armenia were also present at the meeting in order to find solutions to problems encountered during treatment. During the meeting was discussed the importance of switching from stationary treatment to ambulatory, maintained continuity of treatment and the irreversible consequences of interruptions. Patients were also informed about the terms [...]

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Untimely check out of TB patient

Patient who was in oxygen therapy and had TB BK+ diagnose was checked out from NTC. NGO employees met with the acting director of NTC and tried to find out the reason once get information about the case. It turned out that the problem was smoking in hospital. Acting Although PPAN employees’ arguments about patient’s condition and society dangers the director of NTC kept his decision unchangeable. NGO representatives reported the matter to the Directorate of National Institute of [...]

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Ahead of CCM elections

On 5th of August of 2019 on the initiative of ‘’Positive People Armenian Network’’ NGO held a meeting with TB patients and former patients at the National Center for TB of RA. The NGO has been conducted similar meetings with the above mentioned vulnerable groups for four consecutive years. The main purpose of the meetings has been support of implementation of people-centered care model in RA, identifying of sectorial issues, raising awareness and creation of productive working ties among direct [...]

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Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding

In June 2019 has been launched ‘’ TB out of barriers’’ project.  Prerequisite for the implementation of the project was signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between ‘’ Positive People Armenian Network’’ NGO and the National Center for Tuberculosis of RA (NTC). The document was signed based on registered positive experience of cooperation of those institutions within past years. The MOU which was signed on 1st of August, 2019 at NTC will communicate the mutually accepted expectations of [...]

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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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