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Top Prize for DoctHERs at World Health Summit Startup Track 2017

A Pakistani startup, doctHERs, has secured first place in the World Health Summit Startup Track 2017. The digital healthcare platform connects female doctors to patients in real-time using online technology. Its mission is to transcend socio-cultural barriers which restrict female healthcare professionals. …Continue reading

Locally Developed Simulator Promises to Train Surgery Students on MIS Procedures

Prohibitive cost of commercially available simulators has so far prevented their uptake by healthcare providers in the country. The traditional practice of imparting training of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) at medical colleges in Pakistan has been through apprenticeships. Junior doctors are placed …Continue reading

The Economic Costs of Malnutrition in Pakistan

Lost labourers, healthcare expenses and lower productivity due to malnutrition costs Pakistan US $7.6 billion that makes up three percent of its GDP per year, according to a report launched by the Pakistan Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Secretariat at the Ministry of …Continue reading

Combating Obesity Through Technology

Pakistan is the 9th most obese country in the world. According to recent studies, one-in-four Pakistani adults are now overweight. To stop this trend of obesity, especially in today’s world where changing lifestyles and oil-rich food are contributing to it, more people …Continue reading

The Tech Healthcare Revolution Pakistan Needs

The next healthcare innovation for Pakistan won’t be a miracle drug. According to World Bank, in 1960, the GDP per capita a.k.a. income per person of Pakistan was more than double the amount of China’s. Fast forward to 2015: Pakistan has improved …Continue reading