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ZT Corporate and the Altus Foundation link with the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA), giving ZT and Altus a nationwide reach. The scope includes educational support, charitable giving, medical projects across North America and Pakistan.
Taseer Badar, CEO and Founder of ZT Corporate, says, “The APPNA organization has always been a shining star for us. It is probably one of the largest organizations within the physician community, and us being in healthcare and with a strong South Asian background, partnering with them is a big honor.” Badar, who is also a South Asian immigrant, knows the partnership will grow and evolve over time—a “living document,” as he says—even with changing leadership.
APPNA educational projects include allocated housing for medical students of Pakistani descent studying in the US, in turn supporting their continued research and training, as well as annual scholarships for tuition and lodging (within Pakistan) for at least one student each year. Medical projects are especially meaningful, as they directly provide services to those in need and relate directly to the missions of both the Altus Foundation and ZT Corporate. Those include, but are not limited to, financial support for free healthcare clinics and aiding the development of APPNA’s telemedicine initiatives.
Furthermore, as part of each organization’s dedication to education, at least two children of APPNA members will be chosen for ZT Corporate apprenticeships each year.