Dr. Iffat Zafar
Area of Expertise: Healthcare, Entrepreneurship
Dr. Iffat Zafar is the Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer for Sehat Kahani, a telemedicine startup based in Pakistan. She did her medicine from Ziauddin Medical University and is currently enrolled in a Master’s Program at the University of Edinburgh where she is a Commonwealth Scholar in Global E-Health. She was a Good Fund Fellow 2017-18 and participates in Entrepreneurship Development Program (2016) at MIT. She was recently featured by Microsoft4Africa for the women led success stories in South Asia. Dr Iffat has also been a prominent speaker at prestigious platforms: World Bank Human Capital Summit 2020 (Islamabad), Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2019, TEDxZiauddin (2018), and Gender Smart Impacting Summit London 2018, to name a few.
Dr. Iffat Zafar has been a part of some prominent global accelerators and has won notable awards which include GSMA Accelerator, SPRING Accelerator, Engro I am Change Awards 2016, KITE-OSLO Local Competition, MIT Enterprise Forum Pakistan (2015), Seedstars Regional Event (2015), Winner of “The best in Healthcare” at GIST (Global Innovation through Science and Technology) Tech I Event held United Nations Head-Quarters Kenya Nairobi (2015) for her work. She has also been a part of a well-known accelerator in Pakistan; Invest2 Innovate previously. Dr. Iffat has mentored a lot of upcoming startups at prestigious platforms such as being a Mentor for the GIST Tech-I 2019, Mentor at the Startup Weekend Nest I/o and Mentor at the Cherie Blair Foundation.