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Tata Consultancy Services Clinches Prestigious Recognition at UNGCMYB 2023

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a global leader in IT services, digital, and business solutions, has been honoured with the “Pioneer Sustainable Development Action Recognition” at the United Nations (UN) Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei (UNGCMYB) Forward Faster Sustainability Awards 2023.

The recognition celebrates the transformative impact of the CANSupport initiative, a TCS initiative that revolutionises paediatric cancer care in Malaysia. Developed in collaboration with the Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) and National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM), CANSupport is also equipped with a comprehensive application that meets the urgent healthcare needs of children undergoing cancer treatment through innovative features like symptom tracking, travel assistance for treatment, and a robust doctor's dashboard powered by advanced data analytics.

In Malaysia, there are over 4,300 children suffering from cancer and only 28 doctors available. Quoted during the launch event in March 2023 last year.

Jeevan Rajoo, Country Head of Tata Consultancy Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd commented, “This accolade from UNGCMYB affirms our relentless pursuit of humanizing technology through Tech for Good, as embodied by CANSupport. To date, we have impacted 1,694 lives, including 726 direct beneficiaries and 968 indirect beneficiaries from the program. Looking ahead, CANSupport is on track to potentially engage more patients in 2024 to assist their fight against cancer. 

“Our strategic partnership with Malaysia Aviation Group and National Cancer Society Malaysia is the cornerstone of our success. Their ardent continuous support has allowed us to integrate our technology with essential logistics and healthcare services, thereby providing a comprehensive, patient-centred service.” 

Dr Murallitharan Munisamy, Managing Director, National Cancer Society Malaysia said “This recognition is not just a testament to our relentless efforts, but it also shines a light on the resilience and courage of our young warriors battling cancer. Our collaboration with TCS is pivotal in advancing healthcare is unwavering, and this recognition fuels our determination to continue making a different in the lives of children affected by this devastating disease.”

Philip See, Group Chief Sustainability Officer of MAG, said “Malaysia Aviation Group is honoured to contribute to this collaborative effort aimed at alleviating the challenges faced by families and patients, making it easier for them to access essential care and follow-up treatment. We remain committed to our role as the national carrier of the country by ensuring safe and seamless travel for children seeking essential treatment.”

Faroze Nadar, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei said “The Pioneer Sustainable Development Action Recognition honours those leading the way in sustainable innovation. The CANSupport initiative by TCS is an outstanding illustration of this, showcasing the profound impact that technology can have in the healthcare sector.”

TCS remains committed to innovating at the forefront of technology to meet global challenges. The CANSupport application is a testament to TCS's dedication to fostering a healthier, more sustainable future for all.