Vision and ambition
Our Vision is to save lives and improve futures in war zones and in low resource countries by using easily-accessible technology.
While doing this, we provide learning, teaching and research opportunities for our volunteers and collaborating organisations.
Our ambition is to expand Arian Teleheal to all war zones in the world and to build large charity-based world-class medical specialist centres in war-torn countries.
Arian Teleheal has a growing network of around 100 volunteer doctors based in the UK, Europe, Canada and America, offering specialist support. We provide three main layers of support:
- Live telemedicine healthcare guidance
- Live telemedicine healthcare education
- Healthcare guidelines, protocols, policies and infrastructure advice
Influential international figures, directors, senior consultants and registrars in the National Health Service (NHS) and abroad support Arian Teleheal. For details of our clinical model, please see our volunteering section.
Impact and research
The volunteer doctors of Arian Teleheal have already saved the lives of many war-stricken men, women and children, and continue to do so on a daily basis. A pilot of our work across five hospitals in Kabul, Afghanistan, was surveyed in 2015-2016, and concluded that “dozens of lives were saved” and that local medics found our work “hugely supportive and educational”.
Our work has been presented and published by UK Radiological Congress (UKRC) and The Royal College of Radiologists Annual Scientific Meeting (RCR-ASM), major international conferences, as well as by the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Arian Teleheal is carrying out ongoing research collaboration with Swansea University led by Professor Tom Potokar (FRCS, OBE).
Collaborations and supporting organisations
- We support all major emergency departments and intensive care units in Afghanistan, and have a Memorandum of Understanding with The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, plus work with The European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan Medical Team.
- We support The Independent Doctors’ Association, which is active in Northern Syria.
- We have recently agreed a collaboration with Health Education England to support their Global Health Exchange programme, which is active in various countries. This will also provide learning, teaching and research opportunities for our volunteers and the NHS.
- We have mutual collaborations with Interburns Charity, International Medical Relief Agency (IMRA) Charity and British Paediatric Radiology Society, which are active in Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe.
- The Royal College of Emergency Medicine is supporting our work by providing access to free online educational material as well as inviting medics from Afghanistan to participate in educational conferences held abroad.
- The Royal College of Radiologists, The Royal College of Surgeons and North West Deanery have also supported our work.