Strengthen the African Public Health System by leveraging the Coca-Cola system

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WASHINGTON, May 23, 2022 / CSRwire / – At the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2022, the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund) released its Compendium, The Global Fund, Partnering for Health . The document seeks to answer the question: “What is needed to build and scale the partnership that returns the strength of the private sector to the public health system for the good of the world?” The conclusion is designed to be shared with other organizations interested in collaborating on health.

Medical worker with a syringe
Applying good practices in the supply chain and marketing of the Coca-Cola system, Project Last Mile has been working to help African health ministries make medicines and health services more accessible.

The COVID-19 pandemic led to the need for multi-sectoral cooperation to address the world’s most serious health challenges. Innovative multi-sectoral partnerships are needed to take advantage of comparative advantages and strengthen public health capacity.

Project Last Mile is providing strategic cold chain, marketing and supply chain support to African ministries to increase the availability of health services such as vaccines.

Project Last Mile is a multi-sectoral partnership that pioneers a scalable model for strengthening health systems by transferring Coca-Cola system business and technical expertise to ministries in 12 African countries.

Coca-Cola system technicians
Two technicians from the Coca-Cola system are preparing to maintain their refrigerated vaccine refrigerators.

The partnership includes The Global Fund, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Care (PEPFAR), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Coca-Cola Company, and the Coca-Cola Foundation.

“As a cross-sectoral partnership, Project Last Mile shares and implements proven private sector supply chain experience and marketing knowledge with donors and health ministries to improve the availability of life-saving drugs, strengthen systems, and increase demand for health services,” said Director Adrian Ristow executives.

Project Last Mile shares best practices
Project Last Mile shares best practices with The Coca-Cola Company and partners of African bottlers with health ministries to improve access to medicines and demand for health services.

Objectives of the Compendium

Project Last Mile believes that sharing its experiences and real case studies of sustainable, replicable, and scalable partnerships can help create more effective, sustainable, and scalable partnerships for government officials, business people, and development partners. He also believes that the keys to shared success in the conclusion can be replicated and adapted to the drive for continued innovation in private health for global health.

“To achieve our 2030 goals of building stronger and more resilient health care systems, we need to increase and expand the most deadly infectious diseases that can protect us all – both the ones we suffer now and the ones that will inevitably appear in the future.” Fund Executive Directors.

“The strength of Project Last Mile lies in the ownership and collective leadership of all partners,” says James Quincey, President and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. “Everyone brings their basic skills and strengths to the table.”

Partnering for Health Compendium
The Partnering for Health Compendium seeks to answer the question, “What is needed to build and scale the partnership that returns the strengths of the private sector to the public health system for the good of the world?”

The case studies in Partnering for Health come from several countries working on Project Last Mile (Tanzania, Eswatini, Mozambique, Nigeria and South Africa).

Access the Compendium at


Contact us for more information:

Wendy van Eyck
Last mile project
+27 83 677 3896
[email protected]

About the Last Mile project: Last mile project He has more than 10 years of experience in pioneering a scalable model for strengthening health systems by transferring Coca-Cola’s business experience and technical expertise to African health ministries and their partners. The Last Mile project has raised 35.6 million lives through 35 projects in 12 African countries.

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Founded in 1988, the Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF) is a leading 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization with a mission to accelerate sustainable development through scale-level partnerships. The GETF builds and manages influential public-private partnerships to improve the lives of more than 10 million people in 65 countries through access to water, sanitation and hygiene, strengthening health systems, entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment, sustainable agriculture and climate resilience. GETF management partnerships include the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN), the Coca-Cola Foundation’s Signature Community Water Initiative, the Water and Development Alliance (WADA) and the Project Last Mile Partnership (PLM). . . The GETF is the Secretariat for two high-impact water coalitions: the Global Water Challenge and the US Water Partnership. For more information, visit

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