Accelerating the Future...
- CATEGORY WINNER : Gender Equality
- Award Year: 2018
- Nominee URL: http://www.docthers.com
The exclusion of women in the workforce in both developing countries and mature markets has resulted in not only a massive loss of human potential but also loss of human life - especially in countries (including the US) where millions of people continue to lack access to quality, affordable healthcare. doctHERs reintegrates female healthcare providers (HCPs) who have been excluded from the workforce by using a digital health platform that connects remotely-located female doctors (who work from home) to health consumers in need via trusted intermediaries such as tablet-equipped nurse/midwife-assisted video-consultation (telemedicine). doctHERs is unique in that it uses a digital health platform to match the underutilized capacity of female doctors (who would otherwise be excluded from the workforce) to the unmet needs of health consumers in emerging markets - it addresses two market failures in a single platform-based model. To date doctHERs has impacted over 100,000 women, while reintegrating over 500 healthcare professionals into the health workforce.