IEI-Anchor raises social support for society
IEI-Anchor Pensions said as part of activities lined up for its global customer service week, it would give back to the society through its corporate social responsibility by addressing the issue of hepatitis. In a statement by the company, it noted that the health challenge had become a major public concern that is responsible for needless loss of lives in Nigeria, especially in recent times.
Already, the sickness is tagged as one of the silent killers, with a record of about five million deaths yearly, in a February 2018 report, while Nigeria emerged among the highest in the prevalence of hepatitis B infections in the world in 2016.
“It is quite disheartening to note that while deaths attributed to other diseases of great public concern are on the decline, the same cannot be said about viral hepatitis, which seems to witness a steady rise in fatalities despite advances made in prevention and treatment,” the statement noted.
These surveys, it added, had been carried out by organisations of repute such as the Global Burden of Disease, a non-governmental body, as well as the World Health Organisation.