Reaching the unreached through E-Health – Sehat Kahani

A female-Focused Health Provider Network, aspiring to deliver quality Healthcare Solutions through E-Health

Project start date : 03/02/2017

Beneficiary country : Pakistan

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Chronic diseases
  • Mental health

Fields of application

  • Telemedicine (remote diagnosis and consultations)
  • Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)
  • Patient monitoring and medical data

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

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Entire population
  • Sick people
  • Pregnant women
  • Children - adolescents (ages 6-18)
  • Young children (0-5 years)
  • Patient family/entourage

Project objectives

  • Decreased morbidity
  • Reduced suffering
  • Improved treatment

Materials used

  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer
  • Connected objects

Technologies used

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

About the sponsor

Sehat Kahani (Story of Health)

Sehat Kahani (Story of health) is a Health Tech Social Impact Platform that works on women empowerment by reintegration of ‘at home female doctors’ back into the work force, and uses digital health solutions to connect them to the underserved.
Pakistan is a culturally conservative and poverty ridden society suffers from two major market failures:
1) Inaccessibility of marginalized communities, especially women and child, to quality health care services. This is due to lack of female doctors, and also because cultural taboos limit a female to be seen by a male doctor
2) Inability of female doctors that make the majority of health workforce in Pakistan, to continue their careers post marriage and children again due cultural taboos, lack of support from family and cultural barriers.
Founded by Dr. Sara Khurram and Dr. Iffat Zafar Aga in February 2017, Sehat Kahani bridges these market failures via consistent, sustainable and easily replicable digital solutions, via its three unique service lines.

Sector : Healthcare (professionals and structures)

Country of origin : Pakistan

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use

No

Open source

No

Open data

No

Independent evaluation

Yes, auto-evaluated or evaluated by a related organization

Partners

  • Tech Valley ABbotabad

  • GSK Pharmaceutical

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)

  • Unilever

    Industrial (Startups, enterprises, etc.)