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01/12/2017

As part of the company's commitment to society

Iberdrola's Chairman met with the Platform for Hepatitis C Sufferers

Iberdrola's Chairman, Ignacio Galán, today met with representatives of the Platform for Hepatitis C Sufferers (PLAFHC). At the meeting, members of the platform explained their main initiatives in the fight to eradicate the disease.

The platform's initiatives include disseminating information regarding all aspects of the disease to the general public and gaining access to the cutting-edge treatments for people with the illness. It is estimated that around 185,000 people in Spain are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), of which 95,000 have been diagnosed and 82,000 are currently undergoing treatment.

One of Iberdrola's main focuses of action is its commitment to society as reflected in initiatives that enhance people's quality of life: not just for those within its own organisation, but for the general public, as proof of its contribution to sustainable development.

One result of this commitment has been its collaboration with the Spanish Association against Cancer (AECC) since 2015, with their joint objective being the organising and outreach of information and awareness-raising campaigns, as well as contributing to fundraising to continue research to fight cancer.