Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD, Biocon
Mr S Raman, VP and head, Biocon Malaysia operations, received the award on behalf of Biocon Foundation at the 4th Asia Best CSR Practices Awards held in Singapore on August 1, 2014.
The Foundation has been recognized for its ‘Community Cervical Cancer Screening Program'.
Commenting on the award, Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD, Biocon said, "This is a significant award as it endorses the challenging work that we are doing through our community cervical cancer screening program."
India has the highest number of deaths from cervical cancer than any other country.
Cervical cancer kills over 72,000 women in India every year, more than 26 percent of the 275,000 deaths worldwide.
"Early detection of cervical cancer through Biocon Foundation's screening program has led to early treatment at lower cost and greatly enhanced treatment outcomes in the rural communities we serve," Dr Kiran added.