ISP Volunteers in Moscow – In May 2008, a group of Ismaili doctors living, studying and working in Moscow was organised by the Aga Khan Foundation (Russia) into a voluntary group known as the Ismaili Doctors’ Initiative (IDI). Their aim is to address the growing health needs of Tajik labour migrants in the Russian Federation who have limited ability to access and secure affordable and good quality health care.
The IDI currently consists of a Medical Coordinator and 22 specialist physicians. To obtain assistance from the IDI clients can call a 24-hour hotline manned by AKF’s Medical Coordinator. Clients explain their problem and are referred to a volunteer with expertise in their condition. The volunteer doctor proposes a time and place to meet with the client and, at the time of the consultation, diagnoses the case and outlines a treatment plan
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