Armenia Project Celebrates Advancing Maternal and Child Health

The USAID-funded Project NOVA presented its achievements at a ceremony entitled “Five Years Together: Advancing Maternal and Child Health in Armenia” on November 12, 2009. Representatives of USAID Armenia, the Armenian Ministry of Health, Marz health departments, international and local organizations, health care providers from various health facilities, and leaders of several rural communities joined Project NOVA leaders and staff to celebrate the project’s successes.

From the project’s 2004 inception, IntraHealth supported Project NOVA in establishing 18 regional training sites and 29 quality assurance teams, training over 2,500 health care providers in state-of-the-art aspects of maternal and child health care, and establishing 12 popular Schools of Motherhood. IntraHealth also supported the project as it contributed to the development and implementation of several national health initiatives and strategies; designed, produced and disseminated over 200,000 copies of health education materials; and supported the establishment of the first evidence-based Armenian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Neonatology.

Project NOVA Chief of Party Inna Sacci thanked the guests for their contributions to the project’s work. Deputy Minister of Health Tatul Hakobyan and USAID Armenia Mission Deputy Director John Seong recognized the achievements of Project NOVA in their speeches.

Project NOVA was implemented by a consortium of international organizations. Led by Emerging Markets Group, the project was supported by IntraHealth and Save the Children in close partnership with the Republic of Armenia Ministry of Health, marz health departments, leading medical training institutions and health care facilities.