Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent tells Daniel Gross his company is expanding a project that helps nonprofits deliver vaccines in rural Africa more quickly.
THE DAILY BEAST — If the
That was the question posed by philanthropist Melinda Gates a few years ago. After all, a lot of money is spent buying anti-AIDS drugs and vaccines in the West and shipping them to the developing world overnight. But in places like Tanzania, it could still take up to 30 days to get the drugs to patients. As a result, only half of those seeking vaccinations in the country would find the appropriate drug was available.
Gabriel Jaramillo, the general manger of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, saw an opportunity. “What we noticed was that
In 2009 the Global Fund asked