Born in Kabul,
Afghanistan on December 27, 1940, Dr. Roashan graduated
from Habibia High School. He then enrolled in the Medical
School of Kabul University from where he obtained his M.D.
degree. He also has a master;s degree from Yale
University School of Medicine. Dr. Roashan has held
responsible government positions before the communist coup
in 1978, serving as in charge of health planning and
international health departments of the Ministry of Public
Health of Afghanistan. He has also served as the
president of the Institute of Child Health in Kabul. He
has served on the World Health Organization's Executive
Board and as member of an international committee
established by the world body to study the status of
smallpox eradication in India, Nepal and Bhutan.
The WHO awarded Dr.
Roashan the Dr. A.T. Shousha Foundation's medal for
outstanding service in public health in 1975. Dr. Roashan
has led or been member of Afghan delegations to many
international and UN system meetings and conferences
including the World Health Organization's Committee
Meetings for Eastern Mediterranean Region in Alexandria,
Egypt; Beirut, Lebanon; Monastir,Tunisia; Kuwait; and
Karachi, Pakistan and many annual World Health Assemblies
in Geneva Switzerland. Apart from the above Dr. Roashan
has had a long history of working in the area of
journalism at the national and international levels.
He has served as news
anchor on the English language program of Radio
Afghanistan and also Afghanistan TV. Here in the United
States, in addition to teaching at different colleges and
school systems, he has written extensively on the Afghan
issues and produced TV programs for the Afghan community.
It is about three years now that he is writing weekly
political commentaries under the Country Corner Column on
the net. The column is bringing to the world the reality
of what goes on in Afghanistan in an unbiased, nonpartisan
and factual basis.