MIDBANK Signs a Cooperation Protocol with Baheya Foundation to Support Breast Cancer Fighters
Cairo, October 24, 2023: MIDBANK signed a cooperation protocol with Baheya Foundation to detect breast cancer early and treat it. MIDBANK donated the cost of a dialysis machine to the foundation's intensive care department, and this is the continuation of MIDBANK’s societal responsibility and its pioneering efforts to support the health sector and improve the health care system and the level of therapeutic services provided to the citizens. The signing of the protocol was attended by a number of leaders from MIDBANK and Baheya Foundation.
Kaim Wahba, Marketing and Corporate Communications Head at MIDBANK stated: The bank has signed a cooperation protocol with Baheya Foundation, one of the most important medical institutions that treat breast cancer patients in Egypt, which includes donating a dialysis machine to cancer patients suffering from kidney failure. This cooperation comes within the framework of MIDBANK's strategy for social responsibility, which seeks to provide all assistance and services to all society members and to support the state's efforts in developing the health sector in a way that contributes to achieving comprehensive growth and development. The bank’s employees will also provide volunteer services, including sessions to raise financial awareness among female fighters and the importance of dealing with banks, which contributes to empowering them economically and socially, spreading their banking awareness, and developing their capabilities in practical life, in line with the state’s strategy to empower and support women.
Wahba expressed gratitude to Baheya Foundation for its efforts in providing a distinguished level of service to breast cancer patients, emphasizing that this cooperation comes within the framework of MIDBANK’s developmental role.
He continued: “We are proud to have MIDBANK among those supporting the foundation, as we are looking forward to providing all the services that contribute to alleviating the pain of breast cancer, fighters, and to have a positive impact and a real, tangible role.”
From her side, Dr. Jilan Ahmed, Executive Director of Baheya Foundation, expressed her happiness with this cooperation with MIDBANK and expressed her appreciation for MIDBANK’s constant efforts in developing communities and supporting community members and its constant endeavor to bring about real change that benefits all members of society. She also explained that the dialysis machine donated by MIDBANK is one of the most modern medical machines in the world and provides 5,616 dialyzes annually in order to maintain the health of breast cancer patients, as it is an essential part of the medical treatment accompanying any cancer treatment.
She added that the Foundation organized an awareness seminar on breast cancer and early detection at the bank’s main center, as early detection helps raise the cure rate to 98%, and that the Foundation’s goal is always to provide support in all possible forms to every woman and to provide awareness about the disease, whether through these partnerships with institutions or introductory seminars provided by the foundation.
It is worth mentioning that MIDBANK launched a number of initiatives in the health sector, including “Hayah Karima”, and initiatives for people with disabilities. This is due to its belief in the importance of its role in developing the communities in which it operates and its constant endeavor to bring about real change that benefits all members of society.