AIICO sponsors 130 women for cancer treatment, mammogram testing

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AIICO Insurance Plc is sponsoring the chemotherapy treatment of 30 women diagnosed with triple negative cancer, in commemoration of the 2022 World Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Head, Strategic Marketing and Communications Department, AIICO, Mr Segun Olalandu announced this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Lagos.

Olalandu disclosed that the company is also sponsoring mammogram testing for 100 beneficiaries, which includes its female staff, female agents and wives of employees.

“October is globally marked as the breast cancer awareness month to draw attention to the scourge and take proactive steps to control and prevent it.

“AIICO is sponsoring the chemotherapy treatment of 30 women who are members of the public and had reached out for support from its NGO partner – Cancer Aware Nigeria, a Nigerian-based cancer intervention charity.

“The company undertook to alleviate this financial burden and also partnered Cancer Aware Nigeria through its public enlightenment programme held virtually to inform the public.

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) AIICO Insurance, Mr Babatunde Fajemirokun, said the gesture was predicated on the need to prioritise the health and well-being of all people, especially the company’s internal stakeholders.

Fajemirokun said this indicated the company’s sustainability efforts in alignment with Goal 3 of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals which addresses healthy living and promotes well-being.

“A healthy work force is a harbinger of productivity and efficiency, as people are at their best when they are healthy and happy, hence; we shall continue to prioritise their well-being at all times,” the Managing Director said.

On the project patnership, the Head, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, AIICO, Mrs Abimbola Shobanjo, said the insurance company seeks and work with trusted partners.

Shobanjo stated that its partners are experts in their field of endeavour, passionate about their cause and have consistently delivered on their mandate.

“Cancer Aware Nigeria is one of such organisations with proven track records and we will continue to work with them to impact on the society,” she said.

According to her, AIICO has been observing the breast cancer awareness month for years.

Shobanjo stated that the insurer had facilitated initiatives to screen staff of breast cancer, provide healthy breast education and assisted in taming the scourge of breast cancer nationally.

AIICO Insurance is a leading composite insurer in Nigeria, founded in 1963 and provides life and health insurance.

It also provides general insurance and investment management services for individuals, families and corporate customers.