Thursday
February 25
2016

Hershey partners with cocoa suppliers to build health centers

The Hershey Co. has partnered with cocoa suppliers Blommer Chocolate and Olam Cocoa to fund and build a community health center in Cote d’Ivoire in the town of Teapleau on the Western side of the country. Cote d’Ivoire is one of the largest cocoa-producing countries in the world.

The new health center is part of the Hershey Learn to Grow training and cocoa sustainability program, which was created to improve the lives of cocoa farmers and communities in West Africa. The new health center now provides basic health services, such as maternity facilities; lab testing for AIDS and Malaria; and vaccinations for polio, tetanus and measles to 1,700 households and 13,000 people across three area communities.

Source: Food Business News (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Health Care
Tags
business development, health care, rural healthcare delivery, sustainability