Entries by exboardpasha

Virtual Dermatology Education

After travel-related restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we established a virtual educational exchange program between dermatologists in the public sector in Tajikistan and experts in Kathmandu, Nepal at the DI Skin Health and Referral Center. Every week, providers from various clinics and hospitals in Tajikistan met with their colleagues in Nepal virtually to present […]

Establishing Disease Registries

In Tajikistan, PASHA is working with the Ministry of Health and physician leaders to establish disease registries for patients with eye disease and other conditions. Our team is providing technical support and education to local physicians on use of computer software. We are also providing information technology support for these activities. With the introduction of […]

Language Education for Healthcare Staff

In Tajikistan, most medical education takes place in Russian and only recently has there been a move towards incorporating English-based medical education in medical school curricula. As a former Soviet country, most Tajiks speak Russian as a second language and not English. This includes many physicians and other healthcare providers. In order to provide physicians […]

Advancing Skin Care for Children in Nepal

In the summer of 2016, PASHA established an ongoing collaboration between the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and DI Skin Hospital and Referral Center in Kathmandu. With support from Health Volunteers Overseas, an educational exchange was established, whereby specialists in pediatric skin disease from the United States travel to Nepal several times a year to exchange […]

Bringing Teledermatology to Tajikistan

Telemedicine technology and in particular, teledermatology is a modern solution for connecting patients from more distant or remote areas to medical care. Telemedicine technology has a lot of potential in Tajikistan given that the majority of the country is made up of mountainous terrain and traveling to the capital city of Dushanbe can be difficult […]

Introducing Low Cost Treatments for Lower Extremity Wounds

Lower extremity wounds are a major source of disability in patients as they can cause a lot of pain and make it hard for patients to walk. Although lower extremity wounds are very common, treatments can be difficult for patients to access because of the costs involved and the extended period of time that treatments […]

Bringing Cataract Surgery to People in Tajikistan

Building Capacity for High Quality, Low Cost Cataract Surgical Services in Tajikistan According the World Health Organization, nearly 39 million people around the world are blind and another 285 million suffer from some form of visual impairment. Ninety percent of blind and visually impaired individuals live in low-income settings. It is estimated that 80% of […]

Supporting Teledermatology Programs in Nepal

Although skin diseases do not commonly lead to death, if untreated they can cause difficulty working, require frequent medical attention, and result in disfigurement and social isolation. In Nepal, access to dermatologists is limited especially in rural villages. PASHA has worked with Community Health Education Services by Tele-health (CHEST), a Nepali NGO, to support capacity-building […]

Increasing Access to Medical Information for Skin Care Providers

Providing high quality medical care requires accessing the latest medical literature.  That is why PASHA has worked in conjunction with the American Academy of Dermatology to translate and disseminate educational material for skin care providers across Tajikistan.  To build on this project, we are currently working with local dermatologists to develop clinical guidelines that can […]

PASHA Donates A-Scan for Cataract Surgery

The PASHA Team Recently Purchased an A-scan machine, which can be used for appropriately assigning patients the proper intraocular lesns after cataract surgery.  On a recent visit to Tajikistan, PASHA’s expert ophthalmologist, Dr. Mehdi Ghajar helped set up this machine in Dushanbe at Karbolo Hospital, where it is being used for cataract surgery.  Dr. Ghajar […]