In Mozambique, where over 70% of the population lives in rural and remote areas, communities are often cut off from essential public infrastructure and health services.
“Seeing a sick patient leave without receiving any medication, without treating them makes me sad,” says Lizete Mulieca, a maternity nurse working in a rural health facility in Zambezia province, Mozambique.
But over the past five years thanks to Project Last Mile, a powerful cross-sector partnership, far-flung communities across Africa are getting access to medicines to treat the most devastating of diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
The programme is a unique partnership between The
Now Project Last Mile can go the next mile, as The
Following an initial investment of more than US$21 million by partners in 2014, Project Last Mile has provided support to ten countries in Africa. The powerful coalition of public, private, civil society and academic partners will deepen its investment in current countries, while aiming to launch at least five new programs over the next five years.
Over the past five years Project Last Mile has applied
Other projects include supporting the National Department of Health in South Africa to build innovative distribution models for chronic medication improving access and quality of services for two million patients across the country and leveraging
The partnership taps into
“By breaking down barriers in delivering medicines and accessing health services to those who need them most, we are hoping to save more lives faster,” said Maserame Mouyeme, Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Director for