Doctors from American medical NGO visit Artsakh
The Hope for Tomorrow Foundation donates medical equipment and performs more than hundred surgeries
For Immediate Release ~ May 29, 2012
OFFICE OF THE NAGORNO KARABAKH REPUBLIC IN THE USA 1334 G St. N.W., Washington, DC 20005 Tel: (202) 223-4330 E-mail: email@example.com Web site: www.nkrusa.org
A group of American doctors, registered nurses and students of US medical colleges visited Artsakh as part of The Hope for Tomorrow Foundation, New York-based humanitarian organization’s mission to the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.
The Hope for Tomorrow Foundation was established in New York City in 1994 with the mission to recruit doctors from across the United States to help children around the world in need of surgeries. Since then, the foundation has performed, free of charge, complex surgeries in dozens of countries around the globe.
During the foundation’s mission to Artsakh, doctors and specialists in plastic, vascular and orthopedic surgery, as well as anesthesiologists and a radiologist performed more than one hundred of surgeries in Stepanakert and Shushi. The group of 32 specialists and students also visited the republic’s orphanage, and met with the local entrepreneurs. The guests also visited Artsakh’s popular tourist destinations.
Member of the foundation Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian donated equipment for laser and ultrasound diagnostics, which, according to local doctors, will significantly improve the locally available medical services.
President of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan received the delegation, and expressed gratitude for their mission.
“Our people, all of us appreciate the humanitarian assistance you provide”, said the President.
Bilateral visits, exchange of experience and increased cooperation have also been discussed at the meeting with Artsakh’s Minister of Health Sergey Movsisyan.
“We will share with others what we saw here”, said Brian Rusk, coordinator of the mission, adding that “the Foundation will continue helping Artsakh”.
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