Meezan Bank and Roche Pakistan Partner Against Breast Cancer

Meezan Bank and Roche Pakistan Partner Against Breast Cancer

Karachi, May 9, 2024 – Meezan Bank, Pakistan’s leading Islamic financial institution, has announced a landmark partnership with Roche Pakistan, a subsidiary of the global biotechnology giant, to combat breast cancer, a leading health challenge in the country.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in Pakistan, with many patients lacking access to adequate treatment due to the high costs involved. In response, Meezan Bank has committed to addressing this issue by collaborating with Roche Pakistan to alleviate the financial burdens faced by breast cancer patients.

The initiative focuses on providing financial assistance for diagnosis, medication, and ongoing therapy, aiming to ensure that every patient—regardless of their economic status—receives the best possible care. Meezan Bank’s contribution reflects its dedication to community welfare and social responsibility, core tenets of its corporate philosophy.

“This partnership with Roche Pakistan is part of our broader commitment to give back to the community in meaningful ways. Breast cancer treatment can be prohibitively expensive, and through this initiative, we aim to make healthcare accessible to all women, reducing the financial stress associated with this devastating disease,” stated Irfan Siddiqui, President and CEO of Meezan Bank.

Roche Pakistan, known for its innovative healthcare solutions, brings to the partnership a wealth of expertise in cancer care, particularly in the development and distribution of advanced medications and technologies. The collaboration is expected to not only facilitate treatment but also promote awareness and early detection, which are crucial in improving survival rates.

Dr. Fahd Khan, Managing Director of Roche Pakistan, emphasized the importance of the partnership, “Our mission is to pursue better health outcomes for patients, and this collaboration with Meezan Bank allows us to extend our reach to those who are most in need. Together, we are committed to making a significant impact on breast cancer care in Pakistan.”

The initiative also includes educational programs aimed at increasing awareness about breast cancer, recognizing symptoms early, and understanding the importance of regular screenings. These programs are designed to empower individuals, especially women, to take charge of their health and seek medical advice promptly.

The partnership between Meezan Bank and Roche Pakistan is a promising step forward in the fight against breast cancer. By combining resources, expertise, and a shared commitment to healthcare accessibility, both organizations hope to make a lasting impact on the lives of countless Pakistani women and their families.

As part of the initiative, Meezan Bank and Roche Pakistan will also engage in various fundraising and community engagement activities to further support breast cancer patients and research, ensuring that the momentum in combating this disease continues to grow stronger.