The first plenary AWWA ANRC Hanganak NGO Task Force Meeting in 2022 started with congratulations on the 30th anniversary of the formation of the Armenian Army

The regular AWWA ANRC Hanganak NGO Task Force meeting to be organized on January 28 on the Zoom platform coincided with the 30th anniversary of the Armenian Army. Therefore, it started with congratulations. However, it was modestly celebrated in Artsakh by visiting the memorial to the heroes fallen in the Artsakh wars. The meeting was attended by the officials of the AWWA and Hanganak NGO, as well as Tsolin Saryan, who has been living in Armenia since September 17.

The meeting was chaired by the Public Health professional Nancy Barsamyan, who congratulated the staff on the Army Day in hope of future victories.

Professor Avedis Donabedian

Nancy Barsamyan made a short speech on the main provisions of Avedis Donabedian’s famous work “Evaluating the Quality of Medical Care” and how to  evaluate services provided by Hanganak NGO based on the well-known model.

Nancy Barsamyan presented the work accomplished last year, giving a high assessment to the impressive progress of clinical work. The continuity of the trainings organized on the Zoom platform, as well as the need for trainings planned jointly with the FAR were discussed. Discussions on the topics of trainings and workshops will continue in the coming days with the President of the Armenian Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology and his team.

Financial issues were also discussed at the meeting. The participants spoke in particular about the results of the rapid assessment of the heating needs of beneficiaries during the winter months, which should be taken into account when calculating the amount of compensation. The assessment was carried out mainly in December, the results of which were previously submitted to the AWWA.

The situation with Covid-19 in Artsakh was also discussed, again expressing hope that the vaccination process should be more active among both the staff and the beneficiaries.

In respect to the grant received from the Aurora Foundation, it was suggested to spend part of the amount on the implementation of the Elderly Project in Martuni and Martakert regions.

At the end, a number of organizational issues were discussed.