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Medical Center in Agarak

Description

Agarak is an isolated village with 1,420 residents in the Stepanavan area of Armenia’s Lori Region. The facility is housed in a one-story building that was renovated after the 1988 Spitak Earthquake. (Last renovation is 2006)

The Medical Center consists of five rooms totaling approximately 1320 square feet. This regional medical center serves the needs of both the rural community of Agarak, along with the neighboring communities of Hovnanadzor, Yaghdan and Koghes. The Center needs new windows and doors, repairs to the existing flooring and a freezer for vaccines.

The Paros Foundation team will work with the village administration to ensure that they support the project in as many ways as possible including donated materials, free labor and/or support services.

It is anticipated that the repairs to the medical center will take approximately 3 months depending on weather conditions.

Region

Lori

City / Village

Agarak

Start Date

2012

End Date

2013

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

The Need
Quality medical care is difficult to provide in Armenia’s rural areas without proper facilities. Residents have no choice but to depend on these regional medical centers for their family’s health care needs. The doors and windows, along with refrigeration for vaccines, are items that are fundamentally needed to allow this center to operate and serve this isolated community effectively.
Short Term Impact
The renovation of the Medical Center will immediately better facilitate the health needs of the residents of Agarak and the three neighboring communities it serves. Materials will be purchased locally when possible, thus providing a boost to the local economy. One or two local workers will be hired during the renovation process and thus provide these residents short-term employment.
Long Term Impact
Citizens must have access to adequate, clean medical facilities especially for children. This renovation will help meet the needs of approximately 3,500 rural patients annually.
Sponsors Benefits
All sponsors will be recognized with a plaque installed in the newly renovated areas. In addition, donors will be recognized on all relevant press regarding this project and on the Paros Foundation website. Visits to the Clinic will be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.
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Mr. & Mrs. Hrant & Ayda Candan

Elmhurst, NY May 6, 2013
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In Honor Of Dr. Ani Hovsepians birthday May 2, 2013
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Mr. Shahen Hairapetian & Mrs. Arax Mansourian

San Marino, CA November 29, 2012

Updates: Images & Information

January 19, 2013

The Agarak Medical Center received new equipment including two heater and a vaccine refrigerator.

 
August 14, 2013

Renovation work begins at the Medical Center in Agarak.

 
September 20, 2013

Renovation work at the Agarak Medical Center is now complete. The center now has new windows, doors, new flooring and paint.