This summer, we’re uniting with millions of donors to launch our biggest cancer hospital in Karachi! The ‘grey structure’ is in place, and the finishing works are underway. With the inauguration date set for 2024, we don’t have a second to lose. Join our race to the finish line and support Shaukat Khanum Karachi. Sponsor 50 bricks for £30 or become a founding donor. Find out more.Support our Karachi Hospital Become a Founding Member Donate Bricks
Dr Faisal Sultan, CEO of Shaukat Khanum Hospital, discusses the challenge of taking care of cancer in developing countries.
Then and now…
Shaukat Khanum Hospital was established in Lahore in 1994 by Imran Khan. It was a first for Pakistan: a comprehensive care facility dedicated to the diagnosis and the highest standards of treatment for cancer.
Since then, with the trust and support of our donors, our service has grown to give access, dignity, and respect to even more cancer patients across Pakistan, including patients in harder-to-reach areas; we now have a second hospital in Peshawar, and Diagnostic Centres, Laboratory Collection Centres, and Outreach Screening Clinics nationwide.
At the heart of our operation is the basic idea that poverty should never be a barrier to cancer care. This is why 75% of our patients are treated for free every year. But free treatment doesn’t mean poor service.
We are committed to staying at the forefront of new technology, investing in state-of-the-art equipment, and carrying out research to keep abreast of the latest advancements in cancer treatments.
In the future, we hope to develop a hub and spoke model, where much of the care we provide can be given closer to the patient’s home. For now, we remain grateful for your support as we strive to complete the construction of Shaukat Khanum Karachi and open our doors to new patients in the Sindh province next year.Support our Karachi Hospital FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SHAUKAT KHANUM KARACHI
Did you know…
Shaukat Khanum Hospital was the first hospital in Pakistan to procure a PET CT scan in 2007. This imaging technique provides important information about the activity of cancer cells. Cancer patients in Pakistan had to go abroad to undergo this test in the past.
Our second hospital was inaugurated in Peshawar in December 2015. Like our hospital in Lahore, it houses all the specialist diagnostic and therapeutic facilities to treat cancer under a single roof.
In 2018, 2021 and 2022, we achieved the Joint Commission International (JCI) gold standard recognition for successfully meeting some of the highest healthcare benchmarks in the world. Today, we are the second organisation in the world to achieve the system-wide JCI’s Enterprise Accreditation – and the first in Pakistan!Support our Karachi Hospital FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SHAUKAT KHANUM KARACHI
GIVE YOUR ZAKAT TO IMRAN KHAN CANCER APPEAL
The Zakat you give to us each year allows us to provide free cancer care for 75% of our patients. With 14,952 new admissions in 2022, that’s over 11,000 patients who received life-saving treatment for free, thanks to your Zakat last year.
Read our Zakat Guide to find out more about who we give your Zakat to, who is eligible for Zakat, and about Zakat transparency at Imran Khan Cancer Appeal. Sponsor the full or partial treatment of a cancer patient with your Zakat.Zakat Guide SPONSOR A CANCER PATIENT WITH YOUR ZAKAT
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR LIFE-SAVING WORK
Your Zakat is used exclusively to provide direct patient care, but there are many other ways you can support our work by donating Sadaqah.
Sadaqah is vital to the running of our hospital. It allows us to purchase essential equipment and drugs, and pay the salaries of our medical team, security guards, cleaners, and other employees. Your Sadaqah can even help us feed our cancer patients! Find out more.GIVE SADAQAH GIVE £50 FEED A PATIENT FOR 10 DAYS GIVE £150 FEED A PATIENT FOR 30 DAYS
CANCER CARE AT SHAUKAT KHANUM HOSPITAL
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