Mining in Armenia Leads to Environmental and Health Problems
June 23, 12:30

The open mines and tailings in Lori Region can affect health of both the surrounding ecosystem and people.
The Media Center, in cooperation with the NGO Center in Vanadzor, held a panel discussion on the environmental challenges and healthcare. The panelists included: Artak Demirchyan, Head of the Agriculture and Nature Protection Department, Lori Regional Council; Lusine Vardanyan, Head of the Health and Social Insurance Department, Lori Regional Council; Olga Belyaeva, Senior Research fellow at the Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies of NAS RA; Tsovinar Melkom Melkumyan, Research Fellow at the Center for Health Services Research and Development of the AUA School of Public Health; Kristina Hakobyan, Research Fellow at the Center for Health Services Research and Development of the AUA School of Public Health; Inga Zarafyan, EcoLur NGO President; Oleg Durgaryan, Head of the Community Mobilization and Support Center NGO; Ishkhan Sokhakyan, Center of Young Community Activists in Akhtala; Lilit Sindoyan, Jinishian Memorial Foundation; and Liana Vardumyan, Lori Branch of Armenia’s Young Lawyers Association.

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