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Public-Private Partnership Brings Drugs, Essential Medical Supplies To Remote Areas

Huffington Post: Going the Extra Mile for Health
Wendy Taylor, director of the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact at USAID, and Michael Goltzman, vice president of international government relations & public affairs at the CocaCola Company

“…Five years ago, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria turned to the private sector for expertise and support to deliver essential medicines and medical products to far-flung locales. In 2010, the Coca-Cola Company took up the challenge, announcing a pilot project in Tanzania. The public-private partnership that ensued transfers expertise in supply chain management from Coca-Cola to the public health sector… [bringing] drugs and essential medical supplies to the hardest to reach areas of the East African country. … By tapping into the strength of our diversity, bringing together our best qualities, we can make a transformative difference in the lives of millions of people” (7/7).

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