Project Last Mile is a public-private partnership that applies Coca-Cola’s logistic, supply chain, distribution and marketing expertise to help African governments maximize the ability to get critical medicines and medical supplies the “last mile” to those who need it most in remote communities in Africa.
Through Project Last Mile, the government agencies managing the procurement and efficient distribution of essential medicines and medical supplies benefit from private sector expertise, learning how to forecast demand for medicines and vaccines, better market the availability of such commodities, and ensure the cold chain equipment is maintained properly for storing certain medicines and vaccines.
Project Last Mile is executed in collaboration with Yale’s Global Health Leadership Institute, Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) and Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF), who each bring unique skills to make the project sustainable. The partnership has laid down the foundations of a new model through which the private sector meaningfully impact health outcomes in Global Fund-supported countries through their core business expertise.
Currently focused on Tanzania and Ghana, Project Last Mile will be expanded over the next five years to include 10 African countries in total.
|Location||Eastern Africa, Ghana, Tanzania|
|Value||USD 21 Million|