Handheld portable ultrasound machines sent to Artsakh are already being used to care for patients.

Armenian American Medical Association Sends Equipment to Artsakh

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BOSTON — The Armenian American Medical Association (AAMA) of Boston in collaboration with its network of health care professionals including Armenian Biotech, Pharmacists’, and Nursing groups along with partners in the region has been providing medical assistance towards the Azeri/Turkish led aggression against our compatriots in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).

GE portable X-ray machine medical imaging equipment before being crated for shipment to Artsakh.

In a matter of hours from the start of the hostilities on September 27, 2020, the AAMA and its partners started fundraising campaigns and medical supply donations in coordination with the Armenian Medical International Committee (AMIC) and the Armenian Ministry of Health.

Our organization has established relationships with several medical equipment companies to source key medical devices and equipment needed in Armenia that are in excellent and certified working condition. It has also established relationships with device manufacturers for necessary high-tech equipment to assist with the emergency diagnostic efforts underway in Artsakh and Armenia. Through partnerships with a number of not-for-profit organizations, Armenian professional groups, and generous community support, the AAMA has established in-kind donation supply lines for specific items in urgent need.

Microsurgeons Dr. Arthur Harutunaya and Dr. Artak Badeyan (pictured) in the Military Hospital in Yerevan have received microsurgery sets sent by AAMA Boston for performing all military hospital cases. Dr. Armen Hovhaneesyan, Chief Consultant in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and Microsurgery in Erebuni Hospital (not pictured), and Dr. Artavazd Sahakyan, Chairmen of Plastic Surgery and Chief of University Hospital N1 (not pictured), have also received microsurgery sets.

On the basis of these efforts, equipment and supplies worth over $750,000 have been procured and are being transported to Armenia. A direct transport system has been established in Armenia, where all supplies are sent directly to Artsakh or to the hospitals most in need in Yerevan or other regions. Transportation partnerships have been established for shipment of large items, in addition to the shipment of key medical supplies by travelers to Armenia. This effort has been particularly successful, where a large quantity of high value items has been transported and put in use within a matter of 1-2 days upon arrival in Armenia.

AAMA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization with the mission to engage medical professionals of Armenian heritage and to provide assistance to colleagues in Armenia and Artsakh in support of their health-related activities.

All tax-exempt donations can be sent to the Armenian American Medical Association, PO Box 812641, Wellesley, MA 02482. For those interested in dropping off supplies needed in Armenia, or volunteering to travel to Armenia to deliver supplies (expenses paid by the AAMA), email the organization at aamaboston1@gmail.com to arrange for drop off.

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Topics: AAMA, Medical Aid
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