Social Entrepreneurs: Emerging Trend in Health Sector of Pakistan

Sahar Qaiser


The term Social Entrepreneurs is relatively new in the country like Pakistan. These groups try to overcome the existing social problems and derive sustainable social change in the economy through their innovative ideas and plans. The purpose of this study is to compare and explore the emerging trends of social entrepreneurs with government in the health sector of Pakistan. This study tries to cover the research gap in the area of social Entrepreneurship and highlight the growing role of social entrepreneurs in providing healthcare services to the people of Pakistan. Role of government is highlighted in health sector. For empirical evidence, three different Healthcare Institutions are selected. They include: INDUS Hospital, Sindh Institute of Urology Transplantation and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital. The services provided by these Healthcare Institutions are compared over the period of time. Trend analyses is carried out to study the role of these institutions by using various healthcare indicators and quantify the contribution of these organizations towards health improvement facilities in Pakistan. Some financial variables are also used to investigate the resource mobilization in the sector.

Keywords: Social entrepreneurs, Health, Pakistan.

JEL Classification:I1, I3, O1

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/11-7-04

Publication date: April 30th 2021

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