Berd Medical Center
The consolidated communities of Berd in Armenia’s Northeastern border with Azerbaijan is comprised of 17 towns and villages. Almost 25,000 people call these communities home including 5,000 seniors and people with disabilities. For these border communities, access to regular and quality healthcare is difficult and can be costly.
To help provide better medical service for its residents on a regular basis, the community of Berd has secured via a grant a considerable amount of lab equipment and a portable x-ray machine. In addition, they have allocated funding to outfit a large van with this equipment to serve as a mobile medical clinic. This clinic will travel throughout these 17 communities on a regular schedule to provide on the spot x-rays, ultrasounds and lab work as needed as part of their exams.
To secure the licensing for this effort, the clinic in Berd needs to have a dedicated space built to the proper standards for the x-ray machine. The existing clinic does not have a current x-ray room, but does have the space to easily build one. Our construction team will work with the Ministry of Health to build the x-ray room to proper specifications and help the clinic secure its license to fully operate this equipment and launch its mobile services.
The community of Berd has already agreed to fund the driver position and expenses related to operating the mobile clinic and vehicle maintenance.
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
The border community of Berd is home to 25,000 people and 5,000 elderly and people with disabilities. For them, travel to the local Medical Center in Berd for lab work or an x-ray can be a difficult and costly venture. This project will create a mobile medical clinic that will travel to each of the 17 villages and towns in the community and provide on the spot services for all residents.
Short Term Impact
In the short term, a local construction team and local materials will construct the room to house the Berd Medical Center’s new X-Ray Department. This will both create local employment and provide a small boost to the communities economy.
Long Term Impact
In the long term, more than 5,000 elderly, children and people with disabilities will benefit from the mobile medical center’s services. In addition, one full time job will be created.
All sponsors of this important project will be listed on The Paros Foundation’s website and in all press related to this project. Visits to Berd can be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.