Pakistani female doctor wins prestigious HRH Prince of Wales Award

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ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani female doctor has been announced the winner of prestigious third HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize by University of Cambridge and Unilever, says a press release.

According to details Dr Sara Saeed 29 has won the third HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize announced by University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and world s known company Unilever.

Dr. Sara Saeed co founder of doctHERs a digital platform which connects impoverished communities in Pakistan to high quality healthcare while reintegrating qualified female doctors into the workforce was awarded the prize at a prestigious awards ceremony in London other day.

While majority of Pakistan’s population have little or no access to quality healthcare socio cultural barriers prevent around 87% of qualified women doctors from working. Since May 2015 doctHERs has directly impacted 15,000 lives through clinical services 100,000 lives indirectly through community outreach and now employs fifteen doctors, five nurses and five specialists. By 2020 doctHERS aims to scale its nurse assisted video consultation programme to over 2,500 clinics across Pakistan directly impacting 1.2 million people.

“When a patient gets treated in my clinic and when a doctor gets a job and when a nurse is empowered in a community my passion increases every day. I m honoured to have received this award and delighted that the work of doctHERs in Pakistan has been recognised especially in light of the innovative and inspiring projects of the other finalists”,  Dr Sara Saeed commented on her win.

As part of the prize Dr Sara Saeed has been awarded capital for her start up and a tailored mentoring programme delivered by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and Unilever over the course of the year.

 

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