Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
The entire doctHERs team has been an integral part of the award-winning social enterprise (Naya Jeevan) over the past 6 years. Naya Jeevan is Pakistan’s first health plan for the marginalized and collaborates with corporations to enroll their value chains into a private health insurance plan. It has provided over 65,000 low-income members with access to high-quality healthcare over the past 6 years. Iffat led the medical team at Naya Jeevan until Dec 2014, Sara has led the Community Health Services team at Naya Jeevan, Sarah has played a critical role in sales operations and business analytics while Asher is the Founder and continues to serve as its CEO. The team has successfully raised over $2 Million ($10 Million PPP) and scaled its healthcare provider network nationwide since its market launch in 2009
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
Our Key Partners include the following Organizations:
1. Naya Jeevan
As a result of its collaboration with Naya Jeevan, doctHERs has access to the following partners:
• UN Business Call to Action
• World Economic Forum/Schwab Foundation
• Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
• Clinton Global Initiative
2. DKT International
A non-profit organization founded in 1989, DKTI has established a reputation for implementing high-impact and cost-efficient social marketing programs that reduce unwanted pregnancies and HIV infections in 18 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. In 2012, DKT launched its latest program in Pakistan.
A key DKT objective is to reach the poor and ensure that one brand of every family planning method is affordable to low-income couples.
DKT Pakistan’s program called Dhanak addresses problems of supply and demand that have kept Pakistan’s contraceptive prevalence rate lower than its neighbors. Dhanak has a nationwide network of 800 Clinics across Pakistan operated by midwives & nurses. doctHERs has signed an MOU with DKTI to upgrade these Dhanak centers into tele-consultation centers, beginning from 5 clinics and scaling up to 80 clinics by 2016.
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4. Tech4Life Enterprises
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