WHS Startup Track 2017 Winner!

WHS Startup Track 2017 Winner!

To foster small health and technology companies and bring their concepts to the fore, the World Health Summit, with eobiont’s help, has been presenting the Startup Track competition at their event in Berlin for the last three years. This year, out of the 70 applicants from 25 different countries, 10 startups were chosen as finalists to present their business concepts last Monday the 16th.

And out of those, this year’s winner is doctHERs out of Pakistan who presented a digital solution to link trained and qualified, non-working female doctors in structurally weak areas to female patients who might not have access to healthcare otherwise. To explain their decision, the jury stated, “[doctHERs] not only has a decided influence on healthcare systems, but also offers a timely and important direction for social change. The idea has the potential to sustainably change lives for women throughout the world.”

In response to the win, Dr. Asher Hasan, founder of doctHERs, said, “it is as if we won an Oscar. The attention that we will receive will help women the world over.” doctHERs was officially presented with the award by German Health Minister Hermann Gröhe at a ceremony, supported by eobiont, last Monday evening. Included in their prize is comprehensive business coaching from FLYING HEALTH, exclusive contact to potential mentors and sponsors from the global World Health Summit network and an invitation to take part in the 10th annual WHS in 2018.

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