MJSF (Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation) is a charitable, not-for-profit organization run by several Board members and staff, on a gratis basis. It is a trust that operates as an entity in its own right. It is both not-for-profit as well as non-partisan. The primary focus areas are Healthcare, Education, Sustainable Development through Social Enterprises and Emergency Relief. Areas that the foundation has long-term commitments to are:
Health-care: It is committed to this sector. It supports a lot of big hospitals like NICVD and Karachi National Hospital along with others. Funds are used for the most underprivileged patients at these hospitals who cannot afford healthcare
Education: They have long term commitments to various education projects. The foundation is also actively involved in running schools for handicapped and special children.
Social Enterprises and Sustainable Development: Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui foundation have a significant 5-year commitment to the Acumen Fund in Pakistan, which is an affiliate of the Acumen Fund, a leading global sustainable development organization. In Pakistan, the Acumen Fund has been responsible in providing support and capital to organizations such as Kashf Foundation and Khuda ki Basti.
Emergency relief: The Foundation has always actively engaged during times of natural emergencies by mobilizing all of its resources to quickly provide relief to those impacted.
Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation was founded on January 9th, 2003. The Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable foundation based in Pakistan. The Foundation was established by Mr. Jahangir Siddiqui an entrepreneur and his wife Mahvash Siddiqui. The Foundation is a major donor to philanthropic causes in Pakistan.
1. The Cardiovascular Foundation: The National Institute of Cardiovascular disease (NICVD) has added a 15-million-rupee 30-bed ward to its old 19-bed cardiac emergency. Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation contributed Rs. 11 million for the cause.
In 2007 there were 100,000 entries in the cardiac emergency ward and 370,000 patients reported to the out-patients department (OPD). The daily out-patients attendance averages 1,200 patients, and an average of 250 patients is attended to, in the emergency unit. NICVD provides subsidized treatments for all patients ranging from Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 110,000.
2. Karachi National Hospital: The foundation built a fistula unit at the Karachi National Hospital in 2008 with many patients having been treated todate. Operating costs are now estimated at between Rs. 350,000 and 380,000 per patient but all the deserving patients are treated free of charge under this program and have access to the best urologists and gynecologists Pakistan has to offer.
Following are some other programs which have been contributed and served by Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui foundation:
Patients’ Behbud Society for the Aga Khan University Hospital
The Medical Aid Foundation
Burhani Blood Bank and Thalessaemia Centre