BBC: Working with Aga Khan University, Afghan doctors treat rural patients remotely over the web

BBC: Working with Aga Khan University, Afghan doctors treat rural patients remotely over the web

25 March 2014 – Many Afghans are still coping with the consequences of more than three decades of conflict, including the lack of adequate health care.

The United Nations estimates that up to 40% of the Afghan population does not have access to medical care – and many of those people live in its most inaccessible areas.

But now, some doctors are turning to technology to help diagnose and treat patients remotely.

Roja Assadi reports.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-26656579

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