Monday, October 2, 2023

Dr. Iffat Zafar Aga, First Female Co-Founder (Sehat Kahani) to win Elevate Prize from Pakistan

Sehat Kahani, one of Pakistan’s important tele-healthcare service providers, congratulates Dr. Iffat Zafar Aga, co-founder & COO, for becoming the first Pakistani female recipient of the “Elevate Foundation Prize 2020.”

Winners of the Elevate Award Base are selected after months of evaluation from approximately 1,300 applicants. These winners discuss the world’s greatest challenges which include peace, health, women’s empowerment, education for youth, and food insecurity.

In collaboration with MIT Solve, the foundation introduced the Elevate Prize. MIT Solve, at the same time, has launched a Health & Pandemics Challenge in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Out of 1,300 applicants from 119 countries, Dr. Iffat Zafar Aga, Co-founder & COO of Sehat Kahani, has got the honor of winning this respected award and also a chance to be mentored by some of the most prominent social impact change-makers in the world, along with some support for her organization, Sehat Kahani.

The aim of the Elevate Prize is to identify outstanding & purpose-driven leaders from all over the world and provide them with resources and support to significantly increase their impact.

Dr. Iffat Zafar Aga, co-founder & COO Sehat Kahani, accepting the Elevate Prize Foundation Award, said, “I feel ecstatic after winning the Prize, for the first time a woman from Pakistan winning the Prize feels great. It also adds an element of more responsibility to me and my organization to ensure that we can give back to the society and the entire nation and build more opportunities for access to healthcare within Pakistan.”

Sehat Kahani is one of Pakistan’s leading telemedicine platforms that virtually connects patients to a panel of online general doctors and specialists that provide accessible, convenient, and versatile healthcare choices. Up till now, it has enabled more than 260,000 + telemedicine consultations, affecting 1.5 million lives and is collaborating with leading National and International Organizations.

Mehjabeen Qasim
Mehjabeen Qasim
Business Journalist at Startup Pakistan

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