Helsinki Citizens' Assembly-Vanadzor

In the frame of the project “Provision of material means to psychiatric institutions”, HCA Vanadzor provided material means to 7 psychiatric institutions of the Republic of Armenia

May 10, 2021

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EU COVID-19 Solidarity Programme
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Programme name – EU Covid-19 Solidarity Programme for Eastern Partnership 2020-2022


In the frame of the project “Provision of material means to psychiatric institutions”, implemented with the financial support of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor office provided a total of 7800 gloves, 19600 masks, 110 KN95 masks, 101 liters of disinfectants to 7 psychiatric institutions of the Republic of Armenia. 5 institutions received one computer each and a department of one institution was also provided with internet access.  


In the frame of this project, material means have been provided to Gyumri Mental Health Center, Avan Mental Health Center, National Center for Mental Health Care and Lori Regional Psychiatric-Neurological Dispensary, Armash Health Center and Sevan Mental Health Center, Syunik Regional Neuro-Psychiatric Dispensary. 


Selection of institutions, as well as the quantity and type of the material means was made as a result of initial needs assessment. 



The grant of the Project was provided by the Netherlands Helsinki Committee as a result of  Call for Proposals to “Supply Equipment to Counter Effects of the COVID-19 in Closed Institutions” for civil society organisations (CSOs) of the EU funded “EU Covid-19 Solidarity Programme for Eastern Partnership 2020-2022.” This programme aims to support CSOs in their response to the immediate and longer-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and is part of a broader set of activities carried out by a consortium of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (in cooperation with Federation Global Initiative in Psychiatry, FGIP), People in Need and AFEW International.




The aim of the Project is to contribute to the right to communicate with the outside world and the right to health in psychiatric institutions by providing the relevant technical and personal protective equipment and disinfectants.


In the frame of the Project, it is envisaged to provide personal protective equipment and disinfectants to 7 psychiatric institutions, as well as computers and a one-year internet access to one of the institutions.



This document has been prepared with the support of the European Union. Its content is the responsibility of the author, i.e., Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor office, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Eueopean Union.

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