Coca-Cola helps deliver essential drugs in Tanzania

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 28 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6574
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

Millions of people in Tanzania have gained access to essential medical supplies through a partnership that harnessed the distribution expertise of the Coca-Cola company.

A partnership that includes the Tanzanian government, the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the soft drinks manufacturer said that it has given nearly 20 million people improved access to essential medical supplies such as drugs to treat AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria; condoms; and bed nets.

Other successes have included reducing the time it takes to deliver drugs to Tanzanian health facilities from 30 to five days; enabling the Tanzanian government to expand the …

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