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Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Fellowship (IRF) Program continues to deliver trainings to the Program’s fellows.

December 22, 2022

The IRF fellows are currently training online. 30 specialists (26 from Armenia and 4 from Artsakh) participate in the IRF Program, including physiotherapists, rehabilitation doctors, speech therapists, ergotherapists.

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Birthright Volunteer Trailblazes Occupational Therapy in Armenia’s Villages

December 19, 2022

By Jack Baghumian

Special to the Mirror-Spectator

YEREVAN — Armenians in the diaspora often come to Armenia and bring an international mindset and experience to the country. In the case of Armineh Babikian, not only did she reform of a branch of healthcare, but she also evolved the world of Occupational Therapy in rural Armenia.

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INTERDISCIPLINARY REHABILITATION FELLOWSHIP (IRF) PROGRAM

December 10, 2022

IRF is the first Armenian post-graduate education program targeting post-conflict and adult rehabilitation services. The goal of the program is to contribute to the development of the rehab specialty, the quality of the services, and the rehabilitation care continuum, as well as to provide support to the local specialists in establishing Armenia as the regional rehabilitation services leader.

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Today, it is more than important to turn the failures of war into successes by learning lessons and becoming stronger

October 18, 2021

The Artsakh war of 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, put enormous pressure on the Armenian healthcare system. The rehabilitation sector found itself in a rather vulnerable state, and when the focus shifted from the war to the rehabilitation of newly disabled persons, the gaps in that sector over the years became more prominent. Taking care of the health needs of thousands of people disabled as a result of the war became a new national priority.

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Advancing Armenian Rehabilitation Through Education and Partnership

September 16, 2021

YEREVAN — The 2020 Artsakh War placed an overwhelming strain on Armenia’s health system, presenting the challenge of managing thousands of wounded soldiers and displaced civilians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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From USA to Armenia and Artsakh. immediate help.

July 24, 2021

The public organization “Therapists for Armenia” constantly presents its charitable initiatives. The goal of the structure is to provide Armenian specialists in physical therapy, ergotherapy, massage and related fields with the opportunity to participate in webinars and video conferences with specialists from different countries for free, in order to improve the qualities of our specialists.

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Therapists for Armenia: Bridging the gap with services, training and equipment in Armenia

June 16, 2021

Proving Saroyan’s famous saying true about the power of Armenians to rebuild, a chance meeting over gumbo between two Armenians in New Orleans has grown into an international movement felt half a world away in the rehabilitation hospitals of Yerevan. Armineh Babikian and Alissa Bonjuklian realized how much they have in common over lunch while taking a break from presenting research and attending lectures at the 2019 American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. They swapped stories about their experiences traveling to Armenia to provide necessary rehab services and helping to raise awareness of the field of occupational therapy, a form of therapy using exercises or strategies with the intent of enabling people to regain the ability to accomplish necessary tasks for daily life.

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