Hospice and Palliative Care Center
Our goal is to establish the first advanced hospice center in Yerevan. This self-sustaining comprehensive palliative care facility will provide care, comfort and professional help for those facing incurable diseases. The facility will provide care services for Armenians battling cancer and other chronic diseases, and the center will serve as a training hub for healthcare students and professionals with a focus on hospice and palliative care principles.
Armenia's hospice and palliative care challenges are:
Approximately 5,000 people die annually from cancer, many in excruciating pain
Morphine is widely inaccessible to people who need it most
Palliative care services that help people ease pain and end-of-life suffering are largely unavailable
Lack of palliative care condemns thousands of patients with life-limiting illnesses to chronic pain and great suffering
Most patients with advanced cancer are sent home when curative treatment is no longer available
Abandoned by the health care system, cancer patients face pain, fear, and anguish without professional support
Thankfully, the government of Armenia recognizes the urgent need for palliative care
Meduni UMSI's objective is to establish an Advanced Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Yerevan. It will be a free-standing facility designed to provide hospice and palliative care services for Armenians dying of cancer and other chronic diseases, thereby reflecting superb international standards of excellence.
A solid team of experienced healthcare managers, oncologists and palliative care specialists will utilize a full range of state-of-the-art medical equipment and technologies, plus an electronic record management system database housing patient treatment history.
Our goal is to establish the first advanced hospice center in Yerevan.
A self-sustained comprehensive palliative care facility to provide
comfort and professional help for those who are dying from incurable diseases.