Armenian Medical Fund, USA (AMF, USA) is a
non-for-proﬁt, non-sectarian, philanthropic
organization established in New York State in
1953 with the sole purpose of aiding destitute
Tuberculosis (TB) institutions in Armenia and
the Middle East.
TB is an infectious disease that usually attacks
the lungs, but can attack almost any organs of
the body. It is spread through the air, from
person to person, when infected people cough,
laugh, sneeze, sing, or even talk. TB is a
major health issue in Armenia due to
malnutrition and poor hygiene. Last year, there
were 2000 new reported cases.
The government of Armenia has done its utmost to
contain and prevent TB infections and with
its limited resources maintains hospitals and
dispensaries and provides medication to all. AMF
has complemented these efforts by providing aid
to the TB centers in Armenia and Nogorno
Karabagh. Currently, there is one major TB
hospital in each of the Marzes (Regions) in
Armenia and a total of 70 ambulatory cabinets in
the surrounding villages.