Improving Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in Primary Health Care



Signed Grants

In the framework of the 1st competition for EFSD grants for social projects, the Fund’s Council adopted its decision of 28 February 2018 on providing US $1 million to support the project “Improving Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in Primary Health Care” (hereinafter referred to as the Project) to be implemented by the Republic of Armenia.

The aim of the Project is to improve methods of prevention, early detection and treatment of non-communicable diseases in state and municipal institutions of the Republic of Armenia providing medical care.

The project is being implemented in 4 regions of Armenia with the highest level of poverty - Lori, Syunik, Tavush and Shirak marzes and consists of the following components:

Component 1. Prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in primary health care settings:

a) Building the institutional capacity of health facilities in the area of breast cancer diagnosis, including:

  • the acquisition of a mobile mammography unit for breast cancer screening programme implementation;
  • maintenance of the mobile mammography unit during the Project period; and
  • training of health care specialists engaged in breast cancer screening.

b) Financing activities undertaken by primary health care facilities in the area of breast cancer screening based on the data on actual health checks performed.

Component 2. Raising public awareness of healthy lifestyles, prevention of risk factors of main noncommunicable diseases, diets, physical activity, and harm of tobacco use.

Component 3. Development of an online continuing medical education module, including a certification programme for family doctors.

Component 4. Project management: Support of operations of the Project Implementation Unit.

The project involves expanding the coverage of diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in women aged 50-69 years in the specified regions of the Republic of Armenia, as well as creating a platform for continuous training of the country’s medical specialists in terms of non-communicable diseases.

Project documentation

Procurement Plan

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