AIICO Insurance Plc has announced its sponsorship of the chemotherapy treatment of 30 women diagnosed with triple negative cancer, as it marks the 2022 World Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Additionally, the company is sponsoring mammogram testing for 100 of its female staff, female agents and wives of employees.
According to a statement from the company, AIICO is sponsoring the chemotherapy treatment of the 30 women who are members of the public and who had reached out for support from its NGO partner – Cancer Aware Nigeria, a Nigerian-based cancer intervention charity. The company has undertaken to alleviate this financial burden.
In other to ensure wider reach and coverage of its healthy breast advocacy, AIICO further explained that it entered into a partnership with Cancer Aware Nigeria on their public enlightenment programme which was held virtually, with seasoned professionals speaking to the public.
Besides these speakers, the programme also featured a breast cancer survivor, Zainab Okafor, who narrated how she overcame breast cancer. She attributed her recovery to early detection and the intervention of Cancer Care which took up her treatment and rehabilitation.
Commenting on the company’s breast cancer action advocacy plan and its initiatives, the Managing Director/CEO of AIICO Insurance Plc, Mr. Babatunde Fajemirokun. said it was predicated on the need to prioritise the health and well-being of all people, especially the company’s internal stakeholders.
This he said, speaks to our sustainability efforts in alignment with Goal 3 of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals which address healthy living and promoting well-being.