Medical training provides physicians at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels with up-to-date knowledge and skills to secure quality services to the population country-wide. The AECP has organized and conducted many training courses for regional ophthalmologists and family medicine doctors. Our partners in this sphere are the Health Departments of Armenian local governments (marzpetarans), USAID contractors “Primary Health Care Reform” and “Academy for Educational Development” (AED). As of today, more than 2,000 primary health care providers in Yerevan and the regions were trained.
Two books —the “Eye Diseases” and the “Essentials of Ophthalmology” authored by AECP, are the first textbooks on ophthalmology in the Armenian language, are in the core of the training. These books serve as a reference for the professional upgrade of the primary health care specialists and ophthalmologists.
Our mission is eliminating
preventable blindness and
making eye care accessible to
all people in Armenia.
In addition, the regional primary health care workers and ophthalmologists have an opportunity to enrich their experiences by participating in the AECP screenings in the hometowns as well as to familiarize themselves with modern ophthalmic equipment by undertaking observership on the MEH during its visits to the regions.
With the financial support of the USAID and assistance from the Ophthalmologic Center after S. Malayan, the Armenian EyeCare Project opened the Education and Diagnostic Center furnished with state-of-the-art equipment in 2006. Thanks to this Center, the Armenian physicians and students can familiarize themselves with the latest ophthalmologic achievements and developments in electronic and print formats. The Center incorporates Haik Babikian memorial library thus providing access to one of the richest collection of the specialized ophthalmologic literature in Armenia.
Thanks to the generous donation of the US-based company Pfizer, the AECP brought Wet Lab to Armenia where the Armenian ophthalmologists improve their surgical skills.