Initiative: Sehat Kahani
Organization: Sehat Kahani
Around 40 million people live below the poverty line in Pakistan and 30 per cent of the country lacks access to even primary health care facilities. Sehat Kahani is a tele-health startup that aims to democratise healthcare in Pakistan through a network of all-female health providers to deliver quality healthcare solutions through access, prevention and efficiency. The platform connects out-of-work female doctors to underserved patients in low and middle income markets across three provinces through the establishment of 14 eHealth clinics which have reached out to more than 53,000 patients.
Sehat Kahani uses all popular social media tools, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Pinterest and WhatsApp to reach out to a wider audience and initiate dialogues around taboo topics like doctor brides, rape and even pedophilia. Through Twitter and Instagram, Sehat Kahani has been able to assist patients who were previously clueless about medical assistance. Its Facebook Female Health Provider Network allows 1,200 health professionals (doctors, nurses, community health workers and medical students) to interact with each other.