The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Pink Pakistan Trust with an aim to spread awareness on breast cancer and its early detection.
The higher education authority and PPT, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting breast cancer awareness and women’s health in Pakistan, will jointly organize awareness sessions, seminars and workshops for eradicating breast cancer from Pakistan.
Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women in Pakistan. By working together, HEC and Pink Pakistan hope to make a meaningful contribution toward improving womens health and well-being in the country.
The signing ceremony, held at HEC Secretariat in Islamabad, was presided over by Chairman HEC Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed. The LoI was signed by President, Pink Pakistan Dr. ZubaidaQazi and Director General, National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE) HEC Muhammad Faisal Butt.
Executive Director HEC Dr. ShaistaSohail also attended the ceremony. Under the LoI, HEC and Pink Pakistan will collaborate on a range of initiatives to raise awareness about breast cancer, including seminars, workshops, and awareness campaigns at universities and colleges across Pakistan. The two sides will also work together to promote research on breast cancer and develop resources and materials to support womens health and well-being. HEC will also request the universities to grant priority to the research around breast cancer.
Both sides will also deliberate facilitating a project in medical universities for initiating focused, robust, and ground-breaking research in the area of breast cancer.
In his remarks at the signing ceremony, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed stressed the importance of addressing the issue of breast cancer on priority, stating that “we need to take urgent action to raise awareness about breast cancer and to promote early detection and treatment.
By partnering with Pink Pakistan, we hope to make a real difference in the lives of women and their families across the country.”