doctHERs: Connecting Women, Improving Health, Transforming LIves

DoctHERs contributes to reintegrate excluded female doctors into the workforce while delivering quality healthcare

Project start date : 10/02/2015

Last updated : 16/03/2022

Beneficiary country : Pakistan

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Access to quality medicines/pharmacies
  • Chronic diseases
  • Mental health

Fields of application

  • Health professional training
  • Telemedicine (remote diagnosis and consultations)
  • Patient monitoring and medical data
  • Financial access to care, microinsurance
  • Other(s) (specify)

Stage of development

  • Routine project/operational

Financing method

  • Public (grant/subsidies, call for proposals/call for tender, etc.)
  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)
  • Government agency (USAID, etc.)
  • Intergovernmental or international agency

Area where the project is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Economic model(s)

  • Income generated by beneficiaries
  • Revenue generated by the beneficiaries/healthcare facilities
  • Subsidies
  • Other (please specify)

Target audience

  • Entire population
  • Sick people
  • Pregnant women
  • Patient family/entourage

Project objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Reduced suffering
  • Improved treatment
  • Other (please explain)

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer
  • Connected objects

Technologies used

  • Internet
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation


About the sponsor


DoctHERs is a digital health platform that matches the underutilized capacity of female doctors excluded from the workforce to the unmet healthcare needs of underserved communities.

Sector : Industrial (Startups, enterprises, etc.)

Country of origin : United States of America (the)

Contact : Sponsor website Project website


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