Project Last Mile: Better Access to Medicines in Tanzania and Ghana

Leveraging business innovations to improve delivery of lifesaving drugs.

Project Last Mile: Better Access to Medicines in Tanzania and Ghana

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.

Partners

  • The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM)

    Foundation
    Switzerland | Staff size: 501-1000

    The Global Fund is a 21st-century partnership organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.

    Founded in 2002, the Global Fund is a...

  • Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF)

    Development Consulting
    Staff size: 26-50

    The Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF), established in 1988, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based near Washington, DC with a mission to promote sustainable development...

  • Coca-Cola Company

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, the Company’s portfolio...

  • Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP)

    Development Consulting
    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) is a pioneering “corporate social enterprise” which employs an innovative not-for-profit business model as a means to channel the core...

  • Yale Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI)

    Institute
    United States | Staff size: 6-25

    The Yale Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) develops leadership through education and research programs that strengthen health systems and promote health equity and quality of care. GHLI...

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

    Foundation
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000
    Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive...

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Key Information

LocationEastern Africa, Tanzania, Ghana
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2010
  • End Date 2019
  • ValueUSD 21 Million
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