Healthcare Programs in Armenia
Jesus went throughout Galilee… preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. Matthew 4:23
The Health Care services of the Armenian Missionary Association of America, has its own place among various charitable programs in Armenia. Currently the AMAA has two medical centers in Armenia — Yerevan and Spitak.
September 4, 1998 was a memorable day for AMAA-Armenia, when the mobile clinic that had been located in the AMAA Center on Nikol Douman Street in Yerevan since 1991, was replaced by a newly constructed clinic. Construction of the clinic was realized through a donation by Nerses and Arpine Aynilian (New Jersey, USA). This program was also supported by the British “Christian Aid” organization through the WCC Round Table.
The Clinic in Spitak opened its doors in 2001 as a joint effort of AMAA-Armenia, “Hope for Armenia” organization of France, the Armenian Doctors’ Union of France (UMAF), and the Municipality of Spitak. The Spitak clinic provides:
AMAA-Armenia also receives and distributes medical equipment to hospitals and other medical institutions.
The AMAA Clinics provide the following services:
• Ultra-Sound (For now available only in Yerevan)
• Family doctor
• Medicine distribution
In general, socially disadvantaged people, sponsored families and children, and church members are provided free treatment. If necessary, medicine is also distributed.
For years, many Diasporan doctors have visited Armenia and have cooperated with AMAA Armenia Clinic doctors, putting their professional skills into service for the patients. The doctors visiting Armenia are mainly from the US, France, Syria, and Italy.
Every Summer, AMAA’s Armenian Medical Mission Team comes to Armenia and sets up clinics in the Lori and Sunik Regions and provide free medical examinations and medications to thousands of patients.