Program Updates | Armenia

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May 21, 2020

USAID’s $106 million investment in and partnership with Armenia’s health sector has improved access to quality healthcare by extending free primary health care and maternity services to citizens, strengthening the Ministry of Health, upgrading provider skills, and equipping and renovating two-thirds of Armenia’s neediest rural health facilities. 


March 31, 2020

“You can’t even compare it with the past,” Lena Yegoryan, a housewife in the community remarks, “before, we had water just for a couple of hours every other day.”  Such were the realities of life in Aratashen, and in 30 other communities in the valley that do not have reliable or clean drinking or irrigation water. 

March 26, 2020

USAID’s “My Armenia” project took advantage of Armenia’s exposure at the 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival to conduct business-to-business meetings for representatives of Armenia’s State Tourism Committee and Armenian tour operators and American tour operators in Boston, New York and Washington, DC.  As a result of these efforts, USAID’s “My Armenia” project hosted twelve North American tour operators from U.S. and Canadian-based tour companies on three individual visits to Armenia in 2019. 

March 25, 2020

An old Armenian adage says that “spring is impossible with one flower.”  Armenian social workers, Anahit Harutyunyan and Taguhi Machkalyan, have shown that individuals can make a significant impact on their communities - serving as the single flower that ushers in a new season of improved social support for Armenian communities.