Foundation

WELCOME to the webpage of ARABKIR United Children’s Charity Foundation

ARABKIR United Children’s Charity Foundation (the UCCF) is a nonprofit organization, which is founded thanks to joint efforts of doctors from Belgium, Switzerland and Armenia in 1995. The UCCF activities are aimed at improving the health and welfare of children.

This website briefly presents information on the UCCF’s programs and activities. Here you will also find information on how you can help making changes in the lives of children in Armenia.

Our mission

The UCCF’s mission is to improve the health and welfare of children contributing to:

  • improving the quality of inpatient and outpatient care
  • implementation of continuing education programs of medical staff
  • provision of modern equipment for medical facilities
  • development and implementation of psychosocial programs

Our staff

Mr. Spartak GHAZARYAN – Executive Director

Ms. Shushan DAVTYAN – Office Manager

Ms. Nazeli MHERYAN – Chief Accountant

Ms. Luisa SHAHBAZYAN – Pharmacist

Ms. Liana SAHAKYAN – Coordinator for Foreign Relations

History

After the disastrous earthquake of 1988 a number of humanitarian organizations rushed up to Armenia to help rescuing lives of people.  Among them there were Swiss and Belgian doctors, who offered their professional aid and experience.

This outreach program developed into a close cooperation, which continues to date, targeted to implementation of a number of projects for improving children’s health care in Armenia. In 1990 with efforts of Swiss, Belgian and Armenian doctors ARABKIR Medical Center specialized in uro-nephrology and pediatric surgery was created. The pediatric hemodialysis department was established in this center, which is unique till now. The first kidney transplantation in Armenia was performed also in this center. Since then many projects have been implemented aimed at improving children’s health care making significant changes in children’s health indicators.

In order to enlarge the fields of activities and make the cooperation more productive, the Swiss Foundation for Children with Renal Failure in Armenia (SEMRA), Swiss Direct Aid Association (VAD) and Belgian Nephrology-Armenia-Flandria Association (NAF) have united to create ARABKIR United Children’s Charity Foundation, which has acquired numerous partners over the years.