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Project NOVA recently received a donation from the Burns Supper (the third donation provided to the project), a charity event in Armenia hosted by the British Embassy in honor of Scottish poet Robert Burns. This donation purchased equipment for maternal and child health care in several of the health facilities Project NOVA supports in Armenia. The equipment included an ultrasound examination device, an incubator, a neonatal breeze lung ventilator, neonatal reanimation equipment, a patient monitor and a syringe pump.
This new equipment enables health care providers at these facilities to better assess, diagnose and monitor the health of mothers and their children. For example, a two-year-old patient in Talin was recently diagnosed and hospitalized with obstructive laryngotracheitis. The health care providers at Talin Medical Center immediately started the appropriate treatment for the child and monitored his condition using the new equipment. The Intensive Care Team from one of Yerevan hospitals confirmed the diagnosis of the Talin personnel and highly praised the technical capacity of the local doctors.
Project NOVA is a five-year USAID-funded program to improve health care in Armenia. IntraHealth provides training and support to this project, which is led by Emerging Markets Group. Project NOVA has received more than $55,000 from the Burns Supper over the past three years.