What is Project Last Mile?

Project Last Mile is a partnership to improve the ­availability of life-saving medicines in Africa, driven by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund), The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company, and its Foundation.

What does Project Last Mile do?

Project Last Mile leverages and shares The Coca-Cola Company’s core business capabilities to build the capacity of health departments and strengthen public health systems in eight African countries.

When did Project Last Mile start?

Project Last Mile launched in 2010; expansion was announced in June 2014.

How is Project Last Mile funded?

Project Last Mile is funded through USAID, The Global Fund, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Coca-Cola Company, and its Foundation.

Is Project Last Mile a nonprofit/charity or 501(c)3?

Project Last Mile (PLM) is a multi-donor funded program administered by the Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Arlington, Virginia, USA. 

Is Project Last Mile a project of The Coca-Cola’s Company?

Project Last Mile was initiated in response to a request to The Coca-Cola Company from The Global Fund and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for support to protect and enhance their investments in African health systems and life-saving medicines. USAID joined the partnership after a pilot phase. Project Last Mile is about transferring knowledge and expertise in supply chain management and strategic marketing from a private company, The Coca-Cola Company, to the public health sector in African countries.

Therefore, The Coca-Cola Company is a contributor to Project Last Mile but does not determine the nature or locations of Project Last Mile implementation. The Coca-Cola Company follows the lead of other partners who are closely linked to Ministries of Health to determine where the capabilities of Project Last Mile can be best deployed to meet needs.

How can I apply for funding from Project Last Mile?

Project Last Mile does not fund individual programs or individuals. We are invited to support Ministries of Health in African countries either directly or through our partners. Please do not send requests for funding.

Where does Project Last Mile work?

As of December 2018, Project Last Mile has activated programs in eight countries, including Tanzania, Ghana, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, the Kingdom of eSwatinin (Swaziland), and Mozambique.

Please visit our Where we work page for more information.

Where is Project Last Mile based?

Our core team members are based in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, South Africa. We have active program teams in African countries where we work. We are administered by GETF based in Arlington, Virginia, USA.

How can I get involved in Project Last Mile?

Thanks for your interest in joining Project Last Mile. There are a number of ways to get involved. If you would like to provide services to Project Last Mile please visit the work with us page for more information. Without prejudice, all documents and/or communications between GETF and/or Project Last Mile and recipient during the sourcing of services for the Project Last Mile program shall NOT be construed as creating an employment relationship, partnership or joint venture between GETF and recipient. This document/communication, and all other documents/communications in furtherance of the sourcing of services for the Project Last Mile program, do not constitute an acceptable offer and do not evidence any intention by GETF to enter into a contract with the recipient.

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