The Unstoppable Duo: Sehat Kahani Selected for GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund


Health-based startup Sehat Kahani has been selected for the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund! Sehat Kahani is the only startup representing Pakistan and was selected amongst the top 15 out of the 550 total applications received.

These companies are selected to bring about a change, leveraging the power of mobile technology to deliver socio-economic impact, and each word of it has been true for the work that SehatKahani has been doing.

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As of February 2018, Sehat Kahani has received a grant from the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund to deploy the health technology in six clinics that support 120 community health workers. Each of the six clinics will act as a referral point for patients who need further consultation and treatment.

In a public statement, the Sehat Kahani team announced,

“This would not have been possible without the encouragement and support of our wonderful mentors, advisors, stakeholders, partners and supporters! Being the only startup representing Pakistan makes the occasion doubly special for us. Thank you so much for being a part of our Kahani (story)!”

Dr. Sara Khurram and Dr. Iffat Zafat founded Sehat Kahani, previously DoctHers. The company features a wide range of ICT enabled health services for existing and new beneficiaries, all across Pakistan. Focusing on the healthcare industry, their main areas of work include tele-medicine, health education and promotion, capacity building of human health resource, health market research and provision of ICT based solutions for gender adversity in health sector.

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The Ecosystem Accelerator programme is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Australian Government, the GSMA and its members. Applications for their Round 3 will open in March 2018, and all details of the programme are available on the GSMA site.


Source: GSMA/Sehat Kahani