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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. She is a Commonwealth scholar for her ongoing Masters in Global E-Health from University of Edinburgh. She is a Good Fund Fellow 2017-18, went to MIT for the Entrepreneurship Development Program.

She has also been a prominent speaker at prestigious platforms such as 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.

Dr. Iffat Zafar is enthusiastic, and is great at being a people's person and loves to be a motivator. Her strengths include corporate relationship building, loves to travel and read books. Her most recent favourites are "Lean In" and "The Most Powerful Woman in this room is You".

In her personal life, she is a wife and a mother of 2 daughters and she loves to spend every bit of time she gets with them.
 

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