This is the first psychosocial program to provide support to patients and families at the Clinic of Chemotherapy of Muratsan Hospital Complex of Yerevan State Medical University, one of the three main referral and treatment centers in Armenia. The program started in February 2016 and includes supporting the salary for a psychosocial coordinator; coordinating activities for patients and families such as parent discussion group and volunteers from art and music schools; online calls with DF/BC GHI psychosocial team to provide ongoing guidance on the program and case consultation; and translation of educational materials from English to Armenian for patients and families.
Since the summer of 2015, GHI members have been providing advice and actionable recommendations on the planning phase for the development of a new pediatric oncology facility in Armenia. Expert advice includes facilities and planning, needs assessment, feasibility analysis, fundraising, quality standards, training and other planning activities necessary to guide the strategic plan formulation for the new unit.
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