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World Economic Forum Names Vietnam Health Startup Among Promising Tech Companies

Selected because of its contributions to digital health care, Docosan was one of 100 companies globally to receive the distinction.

Docosan is the first Vietnamese entity to receive the prestigious Technology Pioneers honor from the World Economic Forum, according to a press release Saigoneer receives.

The World Economic Forum notes: "Docosan's platform brings Viet Nam's health system to patients' fingertips with 1,700 providers offering 75,000 transparently priced treatment options at the touch of a button. Docosan patients can get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or COVID and receive the results at home without stigma...It is a new gateway to healthcare in Viet Nam."

Founded in 2020 and based in Saigon, Docosan uses an e-platform and app to, among other services, allow users to find, compare and schedule appointments with doctors. Last year they received seed funding worth more than US$1 million, a significant sum for a Vietnam-based health tech startup.

Established in 2020, the Technology Pioneers distinction brings attention to early- and growth-stage companies poised to have significant business and social impacts through the use of emerging technologies. The distinction raises the profile of the companies and helps them reach public and private-sector leaders to have greater impacts.

The World Economic Forum is a non-profit organization founded in 1971 and headquartered in Geneva. Its stated mission is to encourage "the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas."

[Image via Docosan]

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