Medical Center in Baghanis
According to historical sources the village of Baghanis, currently home to 286 households and 955 people, was established in the fifth century and is situated in the Tavush region of Armenia. Baghanis also has a village school with 110 children in attendance. The village is adjacent to the Republic of Azerbaijan, sharing a 2 km-long border. Like many of the villages in this area, the village of Baghanis has also endured danger and suffering due to the war followed by frequent cease fire violations by Azeri snipers. Following the cease-fire, eight village residents have been killed, while six others wounded. In addition, the village encountered a sharp decline in the number of marriages and childbirths, and increased migration. Today, the residents make a living by farming and tending to their livestock. The village is actively trying to improve the quality of life for its residents and is in need of aid.
Baghanis is also home to a single medical center built in 1989, which serves the entire village population. The center is in poor condition and in desperate need of a complete renovation. Once renovated the clinic will not only be able to see to the villagers daily medical needs, but also attend to emergency needs of the local villages and soldiers on the border. Renovations will include a new roof, doors, windows, electric, plumbing, sewer system, flooring, heating, furniture and equipment.
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Ms. Pauline HarianHaverhill, MA
Mr. & Mrs. Chuck & Peggy BarsamHuntington Beach, CA
Ms. Sonia TajirianBerkeley, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Harvey & Nora HanoianWalnut Creek, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur & Rosemond MuncheryanSan Francisco, CA
Mrs. Joyce SahyouniUnited Kingdom
Demolition at the Medical Center began today!
The renovation is moving along well. A radiant solar heating system will provide heating for the medical center.
The Baghanis Medical Center work is complete. The Center is open for business! Some additional equipment and furniture has been purchased and will be delivered to the Medical Center soon.