Elevating Women: State Life Prioritizes Fight Against Cancer By Partnering With Pink Pakistan

Karachi, 3RD OCTOBER 2023 - State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan (SLIC), the nation's largest and leading life and health insurance provider, announces strategic partnership with Pink Pakistan, a non-profit and non-government organization dedicated to improving the lives of the women. This collaboration demonstrates a shared commitment to addressing the pressing issues related to women's health and well-being in Pakistan. By focusing on raising awareness about women's health and providing financial enablement through SLIC’s Sinf-e-Aahan Cancer Protection Plan, this partnership recognizes the multifaceted challenges women in Pakistan face, especially concerning healthcare and financial security.

The statistics highlighting the impact of cancer on women's mortality and the financial challenges associated with cancer treatment in developing countries like Pakistan underscore the urgency of such collaborations. Speaking about the partnership, Shoaib Javed Hussain, CEO of SLIC emphasized that by addressing gender inequalities and adopting an inclusive approach to reduce the burden of cancer for women is forward-thinking and aligns with the broader global effort to promote gender equity in healthcare. Mr. Hussain continued, "This partnership has the potential to make a significant difference in the lives of women in Pakistan, ensuring they have access to the healthcare they need and are financially protected during challenging times. It's a step towards a healthier and more equitable future for women in the country."

"We are thrilled to join hands with State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan in this important endeavor, said Zubaida Qazi, President Pink Pakistan. We are committed to improving the lives of women across the nation, and this strategic partnership with SLIC aligns perfectly with our mission. Cancer affects not only the individual diagnosed but also their families and communities. By working together, we hope to empower women with knowledge about cancer prevention, early detection, and access to the necessary healthcare resources."

Increasing awareness of cancer risk factors and symptoms among women is a crucial aspect of addressing the challenges associated with female cancer in Pakistan. SLIC and Pink Pakistan plan to generate awareness by hosting seminars with the first one starting at State Life Principal Office during the month of October. This can make a significant impact in reducing the burden of cancer and ensuring a healthier and more secure future for our nation.