UPS Longitudes | Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs Around the World

Ashraf Mahate @ Dubai Exports

Women entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face many barriers to finding resources to help them launch and grow successful businesses. But increasingly, governments, investors and multinational companies are recognizing and tapping into the value of empowering women economically in the region and around the world.

How a Digital Platform Is Paving the Way for Health-tech in Pakistan


By Nida Shehzad, lead for digital and innovation at Sehat Kahani

Pakistan produces thousands of, mainly female, doctors, every year, yet 42% of the population have no connection with healthcare. A dynamic medical duo has come up with a hi-tech solution

Sehat Kahani Nominated for 2019 Rolex Awards


Dr. Sara Saeed, Co-Founder and CEO of Business Call to Action member Sehat Kahani, a Pakistan-based telemedicine service that connects home-based female doctors with people in rural and impoverished communities to provide essential, low-cost healthcare, has been nominated for the 2019 Rolex Awards. 

Mastercard and Gilead Partner to Simplify Delivery of Hepatitis Treatment in Pakistan

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Last year, in partnership with Mastercard and the World Hepatitis Alliance, we launched a pilot program in Pakistan to simplify the delivery of HCV treatment in a resource-limited setting with high disease burden.

Learn more in the video above.

Novartis Access and Government of Pakistan Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Novartis reaches agreement with Pakistan to supply medicines that address the rapid rise of chronic illness among poor people in the world's sixth most populous nation.
Press Release

May 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- We are pleased to announce that Novartis and the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement Novartis Access in Pakistan. Novartis Access medicines will be made available to the poorest population through hospitals under the Prime Minister’s National Health Insurance Program.

Clean Water for Life

Pharmagen Healthcare Limited joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to provide low-income city dwellers in Pakistan with affordable, safe drinking water
Press Release

Lahore, Pakistan, March 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Pharmagen Healthcare Limited has joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a pledge to provide 112,000 urban poor people in Pakistan with affordable purified drinking water each day by 2020 – reducing the incidence of water-borne diseases among the country’s most vulnerable populations.   

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Rana Tahir Rasool

"Conducting research at the University of Cambridge has given me the skills and confidence to work independently in my research field."

Lahore, Pakistan

Host University: University of Cambridge

Home University: University of Zagreb

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Medicine

Expected Graduation: 2018

Journey to Science

What inspired you to major in science?

Fox Studios Hosts Female Students from Pakistan as Part of State Department Women's Empowerment Exchange


Dr. Munazza Yaqoob and her students at the International Islamic University, Islamabad's Critical Thinking Forum spend most of the year researching the role of women in Pakistani society and in cultures around the world. Thanks to the efforts of Fox Studios and filmmaker Jennifer Lee, Dr. Yaqoob and the students got to expand their studies and their perspectives this summer through a special field trip to the Fox lot in Los Angeles.

P&G – METRO – HOPE: An anniversary partnership bringing clean drinking water to disaster-struck communities in Pakistan


As we approach the 10th anniversary of the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, we continue to work with our emergency relief partners to provide one of the most urgent needs in times of natural disasters - clean drinking water. From the 2004 SouthEast Asia tsunami to the floods in northern India and Pakistan, the P&G Purifier of Water packets continue to make a difference to those facing extreme conditions in floods, droughts, hurricanes and earthquakes.


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