Armenian International Medical Fund (AIM Fund) was formed in May of 2004 as a non-profit organization. Our mission is to create and maintain innovative health care programs in Armenia with the intention of making Armenia as the Regional Center in the Caucuses. One of the major endeavors of our organization is to provide free hearing screenings, hearing aids at minimum cost, and perform cochlear implant surgeries. Since 2004, over 70 children and young adults have undergone successful cochlear implant surgeries. As a result Armenia has become the Regional Center for cochlear implants in Caucasus and is second only to Russia in providing these services. In June 2008, Armenia’s government recognized this project as one of the innovative government supported health care programs in the country. AIM Fund is operated solely by volunteers from the United States and Armenia.