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Roshan’s telemedicine: expanding the frontier of quality healthcare through mobile technology

Authors: Shainoor Khoja

Abstract

The article highlights the power of mobile technology in expanding access to quality healthcare by telling the story of the first successful operation by Afghan doctors to separate conjoined twins at The French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC) in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital. Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider, set up the telemedicine link in 2007, connecting three hospitals in Kandahar, Bamiyan and Badakhshan provinces to FMIC in Kabul, and all three to one of the best and most modern hospitals in the region: The Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan.

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