Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among women globally, with 2.3 million new cases and 685,000 deaths reported in 2020 alone. Early detection and treatment are crucial for improving survival rates.

October, designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, serves as a rallying point for individuals and organisations worldwide to unite in promoting the significance of early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Among those at the forefront of this global movement is the QI Group.

We have undertaken commendable strides in supporting this cause, emphasising awareness, advocating for early detection, and actively engaging in fundraising activities to combat breast cancer.

During Pinktober, our Human Resources department organised a virtual Breast Cancer 101 talk for our global offices in partnership with the digital healthcare platform Naluri. This initiative gave employees valuable insights on recognising initial warning signs and the importance of consistent monthly health checks. QNET CEO Malou Caluza, a breast cancer survivor, shared her inspirational journey of overcoming the odds with the unwavering support of her loved ones, friends, and the QI Family.

Several offices conducted localised fundraising campaigns to generate funds for selected non-governmental organisations (NGOs) dedicated to raising awareness and facilitating affordable check-ups.

Furthermore, employees at QI Tower in Malaysia were offered on-site confidential breast screening sessions through a partnership with the National Cancer Society of Malaysia.

Our educational initiatives aim to empower women to take control of their health and make informed decisions about their breast health. While breast cancer is a serious disease, early detection is pivotal in improving survival rates.

We will continue to raise public awareness of cancer prevention, screening and early detection through education.