One of MSF’s consultants in Vanadzor (right), and a doctor from the Ministry of Health, examining X-rays of a drug-resistant tuberculosis patient. Armenia, February 2014.


Médecins Sans Frontières runs a mental health support project in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh-Artsakh.

The Nagorno-Karabakh-Artsakh region is internationally recognized as an integral part of Azerbaijan, but is mainly populated and governed by people of Armenian origin. We support mental health services in public health institutions, where we provide training and supervise care. The aim is to strengthen the skills of psychologists and local health and social care staff, and improve access to mental health services.

We began working in Armenia following the Spitak earthquake in 1988, in response to medical needs. Over the next three decades, we provided equipment and medical aid during the war in Nagorno-Karabakh (1992-1997), ran a TB project in Nagorno-Karabakh (1997-2002) and a project for child victims of cruel treatment in a special educational establishment in Yerevan (1997-2004).

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