Sehat Kahani has been highlighted by Microsoft for empowering Pakistan’s female doctors

Jun 27, 2023


In a country where gender disparity persists, the empowerment of women remains a pressing issue. However, amidst the challenges, there are shining examples of organizations working towards gender equality. Sehat Kahani, a revolutionary healthcare startup in Pakistan, has recently garnered recognition from tech giant Microsoft for its outstanding work in empowering female doctors. Through its innovative telemedicine platform, Sehat Kahani has not only brought medical services to underserved communities but has also provided a platform for talented women doctors to practice medicine and uplift their communities.

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Empowering Through Telemedicine

Sehat Kahani was founded in 2017 by two dynamic female entrepreneurs, Dr. Sara Saeed Khurram and Dr. Iffat Zafar Aga, who recognized the immense potential of telemedicine in improving healthcare accessibility across Pakistan. The organization aims to bridge the gap between urban and rural healthcare facilities by leveraging digital technology. Sehat Kahani’s platform connects patients, particularly those residing in remote areas, to a network of qualified female doctors who deliver virtual consultations.

One of the key aspects of Sehat Kahani’s approach is its focus on empowering female doctors. In a country where societal norms often limit women’s career opportunities, Sehat Kahani offers a platform where women can pursue their medical careers and contribute meaningfully to their communities. By recruiting and training female doctors, Sehat Kahani is breaking barriers and challenging gender stereotypes.


Recognition by Microsoft

Sehat Kahani’s innovative approach to healthcare caught the attention of Microsoft. Microsoft’s recognition not only highlights the impact Sehat Kahani has made but also acknowledges the significance of female empowerment within the healthcare sector.

Honoring Sehat Kahani, Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President and President, of National Transformation Partnerships at Microsoft, said,

“When passion, purpose, and innovation meet, we can change things for the better. It is something I have seen first-hand from positive impact entrepreneurs Dr.Sara Saeed Khurram and Dr. Iffat Zafar Aga

H2: Impact of this honor

Sehat Kahani’s recognition by Microsoft is a testament to its tireless efforts in empowering Pakistan’s female doctors and transforming healthcare accessibility in underserved communities. By harnessing the power of technology, Sehat Kahani is creating a more inclusive and equal society where women can thrive in the field of medicine. As we celebrate Sehat Kahani’s achievements, we must also recognize the broader importance of empowering women and breaking gender barriers in all sectors. With continued support and recognition, organizations like Sehat Kahani can pave the way for a brighter and more equitable future in Pakistan.


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