Pakistani Female Doctor Wins Prestigious Entrepreneurship Award

by Obaid Atique
(Karachi)

Dr. Sara Saeed

Dr. Sara Saeed

Dr. Sara Saeed

Pakistani Female Doctor Wins Prestigious Entrepreneurship Award

There is an absolute blockade for female entrepreneurs in Pakistan to make their mark in the community and in their respective fields. Dr.Sara Saeed co-founder of doctHERs’ not only solves these complexities, she is also an influence for others to provide quality healthcare to the indigent people of Pakistan. Recently for her achievements Dr. Sara Saeed was honored with the prestigious HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize 2016.

Dr. Saeed stated while expressing her thoughts to The Express Tribune. 'I was humbled to receive the award after being selected from seven finalists who came to the final stage from 927 applications from the world. This is the first time a Pakistani company reached the final stage and the first time a Pakistani company won the award.'

Through her devotion, this is the first time a female entrepreneur has won this honor. doctHERs is the program where you can connect with qualified female doctors using video conferencing. The winning constituent of doctHERs is that they are giving a platform for those women who are not practicing medicine due to social constraints or family pressures. By winning this award, it will help her to expand doctHERs in 20 more districts and in each of the four provinces of Pakistan

This young 29 years old lady aims to form the bridge which not only provides quality healthcare to the underprivileged but also reestablishes qualified female doctors into the work field. Dr. Sara Saeed has been bestowed €50,000 and she will be backed by a tailored mentoring program given by CISL and Unilever over the course of the year.

While collecting the award, Dr.Sara Saeed stated, '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 honored to have received this award and delighted that the work of doctHERs in Pakistan has been recognized, especially in light of the innovative and inspiring projects of the other finalists.'



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