“I CAN-CER VIVE” A Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast Cancer is a deadly disease that can result in untimely death if not diagnosed on time. In 2020, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer and 685,000 deaths globally. In Asia, Pakistan has the highest rate of breast cancer. At some stage of life, 1 in 9 Pakistani women become patients of breast cancer. “I CAN-CER VIVE” A Breast Cancer Awareness event by Sehat Kahani at British High Commission.
Today Sehat Kahani which is a Leading Telemedicine platform of Pakistan conducted I CAN-CER VIVE, an event to honor breast cancer survivors and raise awareness about Breast Cancer at the British High Commission.
The event was graced by the Health Minister Sindh-Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, Ex-secretary health, Dr. Fazallulah Pechuho, and Mike Nithavrianakis-The Britain’s Deputy High Commissioner in Karachi.
Mike opened the event and talked about the important role that doctors have to play in the early screening and diagnosis of Breast Cancer. He appreciated Sehat Kahani’s effort in playing a role to increase awareness through its telemedicine platform.
Dr. Sara Saeed Khurram, CEO Sehat Kahani emphasized that Sehat Kahani’s vision is to provide quality and affordable healthcare to patients using its telemedicine solution across Pakistan. Treating more than half a million patients to date all over Pakistan, Sehat Kahani will expand its services to include breast cancer awareness screening programs, training of doctors and nurses to diagnose early signs, and facilitating breast cancer specialist consultations at subsidized cost on all its platform.
The event honored 5 breast cancer survivors highlighting their struggle through a video documentary and presenting them a token of resilience.
The event also hosted a panel of renowned doctors, Dr. Naila Zahid -leading Consultant Oncologist at Liaquat National Hospital, Dr. Kausar Rehman-Consultant Breast Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at South City Hospital and Sanaa Ahmed -mental health expert represents the Mental Healthcare portfolio for British Asian Trust in Pakistan.The panel was moderated by Dr.Iffat Zafar Aga,COO Sehat Kahani .The panelists discussed the importance of fighting the disease with the body and mind. They encouraged women to reach a doctor immediately in case they find any signs and symptoms of Breast Cancer.
The Chief Guest Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, in her Keynote, emphasized the importance of technology playing an important role in the early diagnosis and cure of disease. She also mentioned that the bill for telemedicine has been passed from the assembly so that companies such as Sehat Kahani can play their role in helping more patients.
About Sehat Kahani
Sehat Kahani is a health Tech Organization that connects a pool of 6000 female healthcare professionals to patients who need health care using a telemedicine-based platform, creating E- Clinics in low-income communities and a mobile application for the masses. Sehat Kahani has a network of 35 clinics spread all across Pakistan, a retail app serving the masses, and a corporate app serving 700+ corporations. Through all these platforms SehatKahani has provided consultations to 550,000 plus patients to date.