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Pakistani startup doctHERs wins Unicef award for improving women’s lives

doctHERs – a Zero Project Innovative Practice 2016 – has received the UNICEF First Campaigner Global Goals Awards 2016!

Pakistan-based social enterprise doctHERs was felicitated at Wednesday’s Global Goals Awards in New York for improving the lives of women and children across Pakistan. The Zero Project team is very proud and congratulates sincerely the excellent team of doctHERs for this deserved award!

doctHERs is a social enterprise that connects female doctHERs to millions of underserved patients in real-time while leveraging technology. Through a unique business model, doctHERs provides access to affordable, quality healthcare in Pakistan to a subset of the “missing middle” population that is not served by conventional healthcare providers. Out of this missing middle, 80% of doctHERs clients include women and children of the designated/target communities devoid of any access to healthcare facilities.

doctHERs Co- Founder and COO Dr. Sara Saeed Khurram received the award in New York. The ceremony was held to honour champions of girls’ and women’s rights. In her very own words: “As a female doctHER, I was extremely exciting to talk about health condition in Pakistan and role of female doctors in front of noted guests and Sustainable development Goal advocates such as Melinda Gates Foundation, Paul Pauman-CEO Unilever, Jacqueline Novogratz CEO Acumen Foundation, Chris Anderson – TED, representatives from United Nations, Richard Curtis and many more. I received the award from none other than Chris Anderson of TED! Thank you Spring, CEO Spring Ramona, Zia Imran for showing the confidence in us and recommending us for the award.”