The US government decided to cease the HS-STAR health program. The program was being carried out by USAID health program. The three-years-old program initiated 2011 and had to be stopped on January 14 however the American side has decided to stop the financing already. Thus the program will cease on February 2013.
The program was aimed at the financing, government and human resource development problems in the country. According to some sources, the program ceased since the American side was dissatisfied with the results the program was giving.
The head of the HS-STAR program Gayane Gharabekyan told the ceasing of the program was the result of the cardinal changes in the program. To the question what would happen to the already initiated process of the initiative, Gharabekyan told there have been a lot of things done particularly in Gyumri, Vanadzor and Kapan, a lot of innovative medical devices were imported.
The press speaker of the Ministry of Health told the ministry estimated rather high the achievements.