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Project Last Mile improves access to life-saving medicines in Africa

PLM is working with African governments and partners in eight countries, including Liberia, Mozambique, etc.


Project Last Mile improves access to life-saving medicines in Africa
PLM will scale up its pick-up point system for delivery of chronic medicines to patients in South Africa. (Image Credit: Flickr)

Project Last Mile (PLM) is a unique example of how public, private, civil society and academic partners can come together to help governments create and accelerate positive impact on global health.

With partners including USAID, The Coca-Cola Company, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and with support from the Global Environment & Technology Foundation, Yale University Global Health Leadership Institute, and program implementing partners, PLM leverages the proprietary business intelligence and experience of the Coca-Cola system to improve access to life-saving medicines and critical medical supplies at the "last mile" of African nations.

Currently, PLM is working with African governments and partners in eight countries, including Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, and Tanzania.

In the coming year, PLM will scale up its pick-up point system for delivery of chronic medicines to patients in South Africa and initiate activities in Liberia to support the formation and institutionalization of the Central Medicine Stores (CMS) with a view to CMS developing effective long-term management capacity and becoming a high performing, integrated health commodities logistics service provider.

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