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First Pakistani woman wins ‘Elevate Prize’ for healthcare access

A doctor has become the first Pakistani female who will be awarded the Elevate Prize Foundation Award 2020.

The co-founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Sehat Kahani, Dr. Iffat Zafar Aga was chosen from 1,300 participants from 119 countries.

For her work in empowering women and providing affordable healthcare services in Pakistan, Dr. Iffat Zafar Aga will be awarded funding of $5million and mentorship from leaders globally.

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Her ‘Sehat Kahani’, a mobile app connecting people with basic healthcare professionals, allows users to record their previous medical history and chat or have audio or video consultation from verified professionals.

The Elevate Prize Foundation annually searches for ten devoted leaders from across the world to provide support and resources to elevate their impact globally.


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