GHLI aims strengthen innovative health partnerships like Project Last Mile

The Liberian coastline.

If a bottle of Coke can be found in rural communities across Africa, why can’t we find medicines and supplies in the same places?”

This question is the driving force behind Project Last Mile (PLM), which uses the Coca-Cola Company’s logistic, supply chain, and marketing expertise to improve health systems across Africa in a sustainable way.

The Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative (GHLI) serves as the monitoring and evaluation partner for PLM. “We systematically evaluate PLM across country settings using a mixed-methods longitudinal study design, distilling lessons learned to accelerate PLM impact and inform future approaches that cross public-private sector boundaries,” says Erika Linnander, director of GHLI and principal investigator of the study.