UCLA's Operation Armenia has been providing infrastructure support and long-term humanitarian aid along with immediate medical disaster relief to Artsakh and Armenia.
As part of UCLA’s Operation Armenia initiative, The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health is collaborating with the American University of Armenia Turpanjian School of Public Health in designing and leading the National Contact Tracing Program for the Republic of Armenia.
UCLA and AUA began this project early on in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and have since been working with Armenia’s Ministry of Health and National Center for Disease Control and Prevention to rapidly and effectively train hundreds of individuals in contact tracing and case investigation. Numerous trainings have already taken place featuring didactic presentations and interactive skill-building workshops. The UCLA and AUA teams aim to continue to scale up this program to help combat the current COVID-19 pandemic as well as build sustainable systems to ensure the health and safety of the population and prepare the country for a resilient future.