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Equity Assurance to sponsor cervical cancer screening in Lagos

Monday, 22 January 2018

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Equity Assurance Plc a member of SUNU Group; Mr. Moruf Apampa has described Corporate Social Responsibility as very vital at Equity Assurance Plc as it is incorporated into the company’s business model. He said this is often reinforced by the company’s offering of needed benefits to the society. Moruf Apampa said Equity Assurance Plc’s CSR objective touches on areas that support the well-being of citizens, helping them to live well in the society.

“This is to further entrench Equity Assurance Plc as a secure haven which cares about giving back to the society as its business activities need to take place in the most sustainable way while acting as a catalyst to improve lives. Our business’ commitment to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the community and society at large will always be a top priority. We are a member of SUNU Group which provides high-quality health and social care that promotes well-being, encourages independence and safeguards against unforeseen calamities.”

Also speaking, the Medical Director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation; Dr. Femi Olaleye said, “We are pleased that Equity Assurance Plc is sponsoring this awareness walk and Screening; aimed at raising awareness on cervical cancer and the importance of early detection on January 27th, 2018. This is highly commendable as we will be embarking on awareness walk and screening with members of the public coming to our Foundation where we will be providing all examinations, tests, procedures and comprehensive education programmes on the bill of Equity Assurance Plc. We are very confident that this project will achieve the objectives of increasing awareness and access to Cervical education, screening and treatment services.”

As a socially responsible corporate entity, Equity Assurance Plc has four focal areas of Corporate Social Responsibility which are Health, Education, Sports and Arts. For the Health focused CSR Initiative, with technical support from its sister company; MHS HMO Equity Assurance Plc is sponsoring this Cervical Cancer Screening and Walk by partnering with Optimal Cancer Care Foundation as a socially responsible corporate organization. The Walk is scheduled to hold on Saturday 27th January 2018 by 7:30am. The Walk will kick off at Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, 118 Bode Thomas Street, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. Thereafter, the Cancer Screening will commence at Optimal Cancer Care Foundation. 

It will be recalled that SUNU Group, a leading Africa Insurance Group has acquired a stake in Equity Assurance Plc and the Company is gearing towards rebranding to align with global identity. The acquisition has given the Sunu Group presence in the Nigerian market. The Group already has operations in 14 other African countries including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa, Guinea, Gabon, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.
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