Gohar Hovhannisyan, President of Hanganak NGO, and Arthur Torosyan, President of the Armenian Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology and the Founder / President of the Association of Healthcare and Assistance to Older People met on August 27, in Yerevan.
The intention to cooperate was discussed a few days before with Hambardzum Simonyan, FAR Health Programs Manager. A number of opportunities were discussed in an attempt to find common ground for cooperation between FAR and Hanganak NGO, such as developing professional skills of the medical staff and providing new up-to-date geriatric knowledge. In particular, the possibility of introducing the short version of the Adult Disease Management (ADM) program was discussed, which was widely implemented in Artsakh and had excellent results. However, taking into account the age group of the program beneficiaries, it was decided to involve relevant specialists. As a specialized and experienced team, Hambardzum Simonyan, advised Arthur Torosyan’s Association of Healthcare and Assistance to Older People, as well as its sister organization, the Armenian Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology. He expressed the opinion that the trainings organized by the “Association of Healthcare and Assistance to Older People” NGO will be more targeted for the medical staff of Hanganak NGO.