The town of Noyemberyan is located in Tavush region. The town has a population of 7000. It was founded in 898 A.D. and is one of the historic communities of Armenia. The distance from Yerevan is 198 km, while the distance from the border with Azerbaijan is only several kilometers.
The Noyemberyan town hospital was built in 1960-1970. It is still the only major healthcare institution in this town and the Northern part of Tavush region. The main building of the hospital is three-storied. The clinic, laboratories, dental clinic as well as the administration offices are on the first floor of the hospital; surgery and reanimation wards as well as the bandaging room is on the second floor; and gynecology, maternity wards, as well as patient wards are on the third floor. There are 24 rooms for patients in the hospital. The hospital has 113 employees, including doctors, support and administrative staff, currently working at the hospital. The hospital provided medical care to approximately 1400 patients per year and is vitally important for the town and region as whole.
Statistics show that the birth rate in Noyemberyan is declining. Apart from the basic factors such as migration of the population, one of the reasons for this negative tendency is the unsatisfactory condition of the maternity department. For instance, last year there were 400 childbirths in Noyemberyan town, which is 15% less than the year before.
The Hayastan All Armenian Fund initiated project saw the overall and profound reconstruction of the hospital. The design solutions would make it possible to create decent working conditions for the doctors and proper medical and sanitary conditions for the patients. After the renovation it would be expected that the number of patients will increase to more than 1700 annually. This number includes people who will no longer need to travel around 100 kilometers to receive healthcare in the administrative center of the region – Ijevan or make an even longer trip to Yerevan.