Pakistan: Coca-Cola helps Pakistan fight polio

At the Rotary International Convention 2016 held in Seoul, Coca-Cola Pakistan announced funding of 10 million Pakistani rupees (US$96,000) to provide a further seven solar filtration plants. Under the ‘New World’ programme, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the solar water filtration plants will help boost Karachi, Sindh and Nowshera in the fight against the high risk of communal and water borne diseases. The solar water filtration plants will benefit a total target population of 140,000 in the catchment areas, with each plant recharging 11,350 litres of water twice a day per shift. Previously, the reverse osmosis plant in Malir town of Karachi, has helped in the reduction of water borne diseases by an estimated 70 percent. The company has partnered with Rotary International’s Pakistan National PolioPlus Committee since 2012.