doctHERs is a Pakistani digital health and telemedicine company that connects a network of home-based female doctors—who are unable to access the workplace—to healthcare consumers—who lack access to quality, affordable healthcare–via technology. In February 2017, doctHERs pivoted after 18 months of a community-based clinical model to focus on underserved stakeholders in corporate value chains to achieve more scale and financial sustainability.
On the supply side, it is reintegrating women healthcare professionals into the workforce. On the demand side, it engaging workers and families within corporate value chains with a special focus on health and wellness for women and girls.
The way doctHERs is leveraging technology to address barriers faced by female doctors and healthcare workers who are discouraged from the workforce, and by female patients in the working class without access to care – Effectively linking both communities of Women was what galvanized interest of Gray Matters Capital.
There was scope for scale with their creative plan of collaboration with large distribution and co-financing partners, giving them the pathway to expand internationally.