Giving back to the society through corporate social responsibility programs come in many ways. For the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus (DBRB), the modernization of the N.N. Alexandrov National Cancer Centre is one such CSR program.
Cancer is the second most popular terrible disease (after cardiovascular) in Belarus and this is because there are areas in the country which was contaminated by the Chernobyl accident (a catastrophic nuclear accident that happened in April 26, 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the town of Pripyat, in Ukraine). Every year, cancer is found in approximately 40,000 Belarusians.
The DBRB has provided financial support in the amount of USD 2.7 million for wards renovation and procurement of medical equipment for the National Cancer Centre. Today, the cancer centre provides free examination and treatment for Belarusian citizens with malignant tumors and renders paid medical services for foreign citizens.
Annually, there are more than 190,000 visits to the consulting outpatient department; more than 19,000 patients are administered treatment; more than 10,000 operations; and more than one (1) million diagnostic and laboratory studies.
DBRB’s “National Cancer Centre Modernization was winner of the 2016 ADFIAP Outstanding Development Project Awards under the Corporate Social Responsibility Category.