Arian Teleheal provides guidelines, infrastructure advice and ongoing telemedicine support to the first ever National Burns and Reconstructive Surgery Unit to be built in Kabul Afghanistan.
Dr Arian’s trip to Kabul in July 2016 – Memorandum of Understanding was agreed with The Ministry of Public Health in Afghanistan to provide our telemedicine support to all emergency departments in Afghanistan following successful trial at 5 major hospitals in Kabul. Our work was highly commanded by Dr Faiz Kakar, who is the Minister Advisor to the Afghan President, Dr Ashraf Ghani.
Dr Arian’s trip to Kabul in October 2015 – Dr Arian inaugurated telemedicine and agreed collaboration with 5 major hospitals in Kabul.
Dr Arian visited refugee camp in Kabul Afghanistan.
The first ever Advanced Life Support and Emergency Care course for medics in Afghanistan was organised and run by Dr Arian in collaboration with EUPOL Medical Team.
Dr Arian has been nominated for the prestigious Health Service Journal Rising Star Award 2016 by Aintree University Hospital NHS FT, for his work in establishing Arian Teleheal. We’ll find out if he’s shortlisted when the finalists are announced on 12 September 2016.
Granada TV interviewed Dr Arian about the groundbreaking work of Arian Teleheal – to watch their report, please click here.
In The News
The work of Arian Teleheal, and Dr Arian’s story, are being featured by an increasing number of media organisations as our work progresses. He has been interviewed on national and local BBC radio, and on TV. You can read or watch some of these reports via the links below.
Guardian profile of Dr Arian while he was a Cambridge University student – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2007/sep/11/highereducation.students
Feature in the Royal College of Radiologists newsletter – http://www.arianteleheal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/RCR_Newsletter_118-13.pdf
“Dr Waheed Arian is a radiology registrar on the Mersey, Northwest Radiology training scheme.Since an early age, Waheed has overcome the challenges of living through the Soviet-Afghan conflict and he had the vision of becoming a doctor. He graduated from Imperial Medical School having also studied at Cambridge University and Harvard Medical School. He is actively involved with teaching and training in education and has presented at national and international levels.
“Dr Arian regularly visits Afghanistan conducting educational training sessions and courses. Through his efforts and vision he has taken a simple idea and developed a low cost emergency care volunteer telemedicine scheme in Afghanistan established as a charitable trust called Arain Teleheal (Health and Education for All). Most of the hospitals in war-torn countries cannot afford high-tech state of the art telemedicine equipment. However through resources of computers and smartphones, medical professionals are able to use Skype or other internet-based video-conferencing with ease to help emergency and trauma cases saving thousands of lives across the globe. Waheed has already expanded his outstanding idea and work beyond Afghanistan to other war-torn countries in the world.
“I was interviewed for Inside Out to talk about Waheed’s achievements and ambitions and how far he already taken this charitable project to the next level. He has overwhelming support and continued interest from Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and in particular from the field of Radiology. Waheed’s work has been backed from the North West School of Radiology, Head and Associate Head of School and I as his Training Programme Director in Clinical Radiology.
“Waheed by nature is very humble; he is a dedicated, hardworking and focused doctor.
“Given his remarkable achievements he has been nominated for the Health Service Journals Rising star awards. I wish him the very best of luck and success for this and all his future endeavours.”
Dr Sumita Chawla
Training Programme Director Clinical Radiology
Honorary Clinical Lecturer (University of Liverpool)
Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool
Please read our policy details in the Memorandum of Understanding, which was recently agreed between Arian Teleheal and the Government of Afghanistan.