doctHERs, a technology startup from Pakistan has won the World Health Summit Startup Track 2017. Asher Hasan, who is the CEO of the startup said, “I am very glad and this is a true honor for Pakistan. This is a validation of our concept that women in Pakistan or elsewhere get a full chance for participation in the workforce in particular in healthcare. Such acknowledgments will certainly help women around the world,” . doctHERs representative also will be invited to Berlin for the 10th World Health Summit in 2018.
Asher’s startup was given the first prize. It was presented by the Health Minister Herman Gröhe, who was the patron of the competition. The prize was given in front of 600 guests from all over the world. In total, the competition had 70 startups from 25 counties. In the final round, only 10 finalists presented their ideas for the healthcare sector.
The jury of the panel was convinced most by the Pakistani startup. A jury member said, “The startup not only has a decisive influence on the health care system. It also shows a contemporary and important direction for a social change. The idea has the potential to sustainably improve the lives of many people around the world.”. Health Minister, Gröhe commended and appreciated the idea of the startup. It was appreciated in terms of making an effort towards participation of women in healthcare.