Helsinki Citizens' Assembly-Vanadzor

HCA Vanadzor continues to provide personal protective equipment and computers to psychiatric institutions

April 28, 2021

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EU COVID-19 Solidarity Programme
for the Eastern Partnership

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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 provided Gyumri Mental Health Center (on 20 April 2021) and Avan Mental Health Center (on April 22) with a total of 90 liters of alcogel, 2000 gloves, 5500 masks, 50 KN-95 masks. In the frame of the project, one computer was also provided to Gyumri Mental Health Center.



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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