News Release

Medical Equipment Given to Armenians Will Bless Tens of Thousands

On March 27, 2023, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated ophthalmic equipment to the new Talin Regional Ophthalmic Diagnostic Clinic in Armenia. This clinic was opened through cooperation between the Armenian Ophthalmology Project (HAN), the Talin Medical Center and the Church of Jesus Christ.

HAN Director Nune Yeghiazaryan expressed her gratitude for the Church’s support and explained the impact this donation will have.

“This clinic is a part of a vision preservation program that was launched in 2015 in the regions of Armenia where they are most needed,” said Yeghiazaryan. “We have already established five ophthalmology centers equipped for diagnosis and surgical intervention.”

As many as 40,000 citizens living in Talin and the surrounding Aragatsotn area will use the new clinic in the coming decade. Early diagnosis and laser capabilities will help eliminate preventable blindness. Free vision screening, diagnostics and laser treatment will be available to patients who would not otherwise receive timely treatment due to distance and cost.

Church representative Margarit Ayvazyan expressed her joy that the Church is able to participate in this program, which will help many people in this region receive high-quality medical care.

“One of the purposes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is to help and serve one another,” she said.

This story was originally published on the Armenia Newsroom.

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