Coca-Cola donates PPEs worth over $50,000 to fight Ebola

Coca-Cola Africa Foundation in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Bottling Company and Medshire has donated the first consignment of Personal Protective Equipment as part of a two-20 feet container to the government of Sierra Leone for use during the Ebola crisis in the country. (L-R) Deputy Minister II Madam Madina Rahman and Finance Manager (SLBC) Madam Rebecca Priddy

Making her address at the handover ceremony held at the company’s George Brook office in Freetown, the Finance Manager of the company, Rebecca Priddy said they decided to airfreight some of the consignment as a result of the urgent need to compliment government’s efforts.

She said this is the fourth time that Coca-Cola has donated medical supplies to Sierra Leone over the past six years. One of which she disclosed was done in July 2014.

The Finance Manager told her audience that Coca-Cola firmly believes that they can only have sustainable and successful business if the communities in which they operate are healthy and viable.

Madam Priddy expressed gratitude to the government of Sierra Leone for the remarkable and continued support to the operations of the Coca-Cola Company and its subsidiary.

Receiving the donation, Deputy Minister II (Two), Madam Madina Rahman described the gesture as an invaluable treasure that is necessary for universal precaution against the deadly Ebola virus disease.


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Dan Mullin is an active writer and editor for the Pluto Daily who covered the 2014 Ebola Outbreak. Mullin attended the Wake Forest School of Medicine before leaving to pursue his lifelong science goal of allowing humans to live forever via a computer/brain transfer.