The refugee who treats Afghans via Skype
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Dr Waheed Arian: The refugee who treats Afghans via Skype

When 15-year-old Waheed Arian arrived in the UK from Afghanistan in the 1990s, he was told he would probably become a taxi driver.

Some years later, he started a degree at the University of Cambridge and has now set up a scheme where British doctors advise medics in Kabul via Skype.

At his Chester home, Dr Arian recalled the violence in his homeland and explains what drove him to develop a way to provide medical help to people in war zones in Afghanistan.

Watch the full report on BBC Inside Out North West on Monday 26 September at 19:30 BST on BBC One.

  • 25 Sep 2016