Armenia Must Raise Public Awareness of Down Syndrome
March 20, 12:00

In 2014, 45 children with Down syndrome were born in Armenia, experts state. There is no accurate and timely statistical information while according to the Health Ministry, 22 infants with Down syndrome were abandoned and sent to residential institutions last year. 

At the Media Center press conference Zara Batoyan, head of the National Alliance of Protection of Rights of Persons with Disabilities, said Armenia has seen a recent positive shift in the public attitude towards children with Down syndrome, however, there are still concerns regarding integration and education of these children.

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