A group of UK businessmen have launched a breast cancer charity to provide desperately needed support to women and men suffering from breast cancer in Pakistan.
The first UK-based breast cancer care charity aimed at raising awareness and providing support to breast cancer patients in Pakistan launched.
So Breast Cancer Support has been formed to help make medicine, and access to medical professionals and equipment, readily available in communities throughout Pakistan.
Breast cancer is an increasing problem in developing countries, with 53% of diagnosed cases occurring in less developed parts of the world.
There are less breast cancer survivors in Pakistan compared to North America and Europe.
Breast Cancer Care
One of the Founding members Ammaan Khan came up with idea of Breast Cancer Support whilst working on a number of charity projects in deprived areas across Pakistan and Africa, when he realised just how big an issue breast cancer was whilst speaking to a number of medical professionals.
He says: “I believe that it is a fundamental right for anyone suffering in pain or discomfort to be given breast cancer care and access to medical advice and treatment, and seeing just how many women are dying unnecessarily in poorer communities is what drove me to set up a breast cancer care charity.
The charity gives donors the chance to contribute directly to the countries that need it, mainly across Pakistan, meaning they can help save individual lives and, on a larger scale, help entire families and communities.