Without proper diagnostic and
skilled treatment capabilities, Armenian families are
Cancer is the second leading cause of deaths in Armenia with mortality rates ranked as one the
Armenian doctors trained by colorectal surgeon Dr. G. D. LaBella
using laparoscopic equipment donated by Meduni UMSI.
Who We Are
Meduni UMSI, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was established in 2016 in the State of Maryland to assist patients who are in desperate need. Our mission is to provide healthcare assistance and support to individuals and communities in need, with a predominant focus on Armenia.
Although our primary focus is improving the healthcare sector of Armenia, we found it necessary to redirect our geographical focus to the State of Maryland during the COVID19 pandemic. Our goal is to provide necessary healthcare essentials to the local hospitals and government organizations to protect our communities, first responders, medical professionals, and essential workers.
Our mission is to improve the healthcare in Armenia with a primary focus on pediatric and adult oncology/hematology. We aim to equip Armenia with modern diagnostic and treatment capabilities and to provide access to affordable medication and treatment solutions.
Meduni UMSI is proud to support the State of Maryland during these unprecedented times by donating life saving equipment and PPE supplies to Montgomery County and its hospitals. Since the day Maryland's Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency, our organization reached out to the State Emergency Management Agency to donate much needed and essential
services and supplies.
During 2019, our first year of active involvement in Armenia, we helped 35 children battling cancer with essential medication, donated $100,000.00 in equipment and supplies, performed free surgeries for eligible patients in Armenia, and trained 7 Armenian physicians to perform colorectal surgeries using laparoscopic equipment.
We strive to support the causes we care about, despite the limited resources and relatively short existence of our nonprofit. We aim to do more in years to come to assist more people and communities in need. Please get involved as a volunteer, member or donor to help support our mission.