On 8th October, 2016,
The inauguration event was attended by key persons like Mr. Aziz Memon, National Chair, Rotary Pakistan National PolioPlus Charitable Trust, Dr. Arshad Vohra, Deputy Mayor of Karachi, Mr. Zohare Ali Shariff, CEO, Asiatic Public Relations Pvt. Ltd and Mr. Shahzad Kalim, South Franchise Lead, The
At the event, Mr. Memon highlighted “It gives me great pleasure to inaugurate the first solar water filtration plant in Gadap Town of Karachi, in partnership with
7 solar water filtration plants will benefit a total target population of 140,000 in the catchment areas, with each plant recharging 3,000 gallons of water twice a day per shift. Previously, the reverse osmosis plant in Malir town of Karachi, installed in 2014, has helped in the reduction of water borne diseases by an estimated 70%. The highly prevalent diseases in the catchment area included dysentery, polio and hepatitis.
Speaking about this milestone, Mr. Rizwan U. Khan, General Manager, The
The Zindagi project is designed for people living in far and under privileged areas where potable water and sanitation facilities don’t exist. Subsequently, trainings of women in Health & Hygiene and Behavior Change Strategy are designed to develop capacity of the beneficiary communities to utilize safe drinking water and observe healthy practices to prevent children from waterborne diseases. Moreover, women will be able to save time by preventing the queueing-up for clean drinking water, and this time can be invested in other productive activities at home or work. Easier access to clean drinking water helps in improving mortality rates and living standards. With community-level awareness campaigns about hygiene and medical education, the medical expenses of families will also decrease due to reduction in diseases. The Rotary and
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