Maina Foundation

Maina Foundation

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Indian women.
There is a rising incidence of breast cancer in India

There is a rising incidence of breast cancer in India

It was decided to start a foundation to help women lead a long and normal life with their loving families.
Breast Cancer is the Top Cancer in Women Worldwide

Breast Cancer is the Top Cancer in Women Worldwide

Late stage diagnosis is made in the developing world due to lack of awareness and delay in screening.
162,468 new cases and 87,090 deaths

162,468 new cases and 87,090 deaths

were reported in 2018 for breast cancer in India (cancerindia.org)

OUR MISSION

To reduce the burden of breast cancer by providing education, early detection, and treatment to women
Maina Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing critical funding for increasing breast cancer awareness and promoting early detection to women in need of financial assistance. Through strategic collaborations and a grassroots approach, our foundation aims to empower women through health education and innovative medical care for breast cancer.

RECENT CAUSES

Dept. of Community Medicine at K. J. Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai

Dept. of Community Medicine at K. J. Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai

has adopted Pratiksha Nagar area (largely an urban slum) at Sion-Koliwada for Comprehensive Health Care Services. In collaboration with K. J. Somaiya Medical College we have started creating awareness among the community on breast cancer since January 2014.

Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) Mumbai

3500 new breast cancer cases are reported every year by the Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai, of which 10-15% cannot pay (the target group to receive funds), 30% need partial support while 50% can pay for their treatment fully.

AIIMS, Rishikesh

Train women over 30 on self-breast examination; motivate and screen women to undergo clinical breast examination and mammography; and provide referral, follow-up and counseling services.

UE Lifesciences

Mihir Shah is a visionary entrepreneur with >15 years of experience in bringing disruptive science from academia to clinic. Mihir is passionate to address global health disparities affecting many, with the power of scalable, affordable engineering and innovation

Adyar Cancer Institute (WIA)

Maina Foundation has supported Adyar Cancer Institute and Chairman Dr. V Shanta via funds to sponsor chemotherapy for 20 breast cancer patients annually.

Metropolitan Hospital NYC Health & Hospitals

Our program enables diagnostic screening for uninsured women.

Shankar B. Pandit Breast Cancer Screening Program

Honoring our founding member, Shankar B Pandit (1923-2019), with a Breast Cancer Screening Program for underserved women in Vashi, Navi Mumbai.

Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC)

Maina Foundation initiated a Breast Cancer Awareness Program in Yelikeli, a village in Wardha District of Maharashtra .

Our impact so far...

  • Outreach to more than 3000 women to raise awareness of breast cancer
  • Screened more than 500 women
  • Post surgical treatment of around 150 patients with chemotherapy
  • Detected 10 cases of breast cancer

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing critical funding for increasing breast cancer awareness and promoting early detection

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