COCA-COLA COMMITS US$200k TO THE FIGHT AGAINST EBOLA

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The Coca-Cola Company in Liberia, together with its bottling partner Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company (ECCBC), today presented a donation of medical supplies to fight the Ebolavirus to the Ministry of Health in the amount of US$200,000.00.  The supplies were requested by local hospitals and included Personal Protective Equipment such as latex gloves, gowns, face shields, face masks and shoe covers,which were presented by Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company Human Resource/Pac Manager Atty. Gabriel Johnson who proxy for  Mr. Seth Adu-Baah, Country Manager.

Atty. Johnson added that “after the delivery of the first shipment of medical supplies in the tune of US$48,000, the Company is today turning over medical supplies worth over US$200,000 provided by The Coca-Cola Company through its Africa Foundation to procure medical equipment and supplies to support the efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.

In addition to the medical equipment donation, the Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company has also provided beverages, water, can soft drinks, juices, cash, buckets with faucets, chlorine in support of the Ebola crisis management effort.

“We are also working with local healthcare and relief workers to broadcast important messages about prevention and good health practices at home to contain the spread of the disease”, added Atty. Johnson, “If someone feels unwell it’s important to seek medical attention from trained health workers at clinics and hospitals rather than risking exposure to the family”, he concluded.   

Atty. Johnson noted that this donation is in keeping with The Coca-Cola Company’s commitment to supporting the communities in which the company does business.  Over the past 4 years, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation has donated over $2million worth of medical equipment to countries across Africa including Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia and many others.

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