Ebola is not a death sentence.
Last Mile Health is linking Ebola response efforts with long-term system strengthening to ensure we not only end the current epidemic, but build a health system where all Liberians can access health care - no matter where they live.
Your financial contribution will help Last Mile Health ensure a Frontline Health Worker is recruited, trained and supported to respond to Ebola on the community level and roll out support services to health facilities across Grand Gedeh County. In addition, Last Mile Health is working with Partners In Health to achieve universal access to critical Ebola services in all counties in Southeastern Liberia, to provide case identification, referral and supportive care for the very first time.
Ebola is not a death sentence. With your support, Last Mile Health can end this epidemic and build a stronger health system in Liberia for the long-term.
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Media Coverage of Last Mile Health's Ebola Response
Huffington Post op-ed by Raj Panjabi and Paul Farmer on our shared commitment to fight Ebola and our vision of Liberia for the long-term. They write, "Ebola does not need to be a death sentence...we will work hand-in-hand with local governments and Ministries of Health, helping to ensure that the investments made in fighting Ebola will translate into long-term health gains." (October 16, 2014).
London Review of Books diary entry by Paul Farmer on his trip to Liberia with the Last Mile Health team. He wrote, "Ebola is more a symptom of a weak healthcare system than anything else." (October 1, 2014).
Clinton Global Initiative blog post on how CGI members Last Mile Health, PIH, Direct Relief, Wellbody Alliance and AirLink are responding to the Ebola outbreak and building resilient health systems in West Africa. Watch the video that was shown at CGI 2014's closing plenary here (October 10, 2014).
NPR Goats and Soda interview on Lorenzo Dorr, "a strong voice from the Ebola front." Well done Lorenzo! (October 8, 2014).
Ebola Survival Fund PSA featuring Dr. Paul Farmer and celebrities like Idris Elba, Jeffrey Wright, Alicia Keys and many more on the fact that Ebola doesn't need to be a death sentence. Watch the PSA here, and check out the website where they highlight Last Mile Health as an organization to support (October 8, 2014).
Bill Gates blog post highlighting Last Mile Health as an organization to support in the fight against Ebola. He wrote, "I hope we can fight Ebola on two fronts: a short-term response to stop the crisis, and a long-term effort to build the health systems that will prevent the next one." (October 6, 2014).
Forbes article on the need for remote health delivery models like Last Mile Health's to respond to and prevent the recurrence of epidemics like Ebola, featuring LMH's Raj Panjabi and Josh Albert. Raj said, "The problems of remote villages have now become the problems of the capital cities of three important countries. There is no better proof that illness is universal but access to care is not.” (October 3, 2014).
Echoing Green blog post on Raj Panjabi's role in the Ebola response (October 2, 2014).
Harvard Gazette article on the Harvard-affiliated organizations, like LMH, PIH and Wellbody, that are engaged in the Ebola response in West Africa (September 30, 2014).
GE Foundation report on their support of the LMH/PIH coalition to respond to Ebola and strengthen the health system in Liberia. Raj said, “We need a clear and comprehensive strategy to fight Ebola and improve healthcare in the villages. Ebola started in the rainforest and it could have stopped there if we had a health care system in place.” (September 29, 2014).
Al Jazeera America Op-Ed by LMH's Andy Sechler, titled: "Hell hath no fury like an Ebola virus out of control." Andy said, "Community health systems must be strengthened. Effective Ebola response requires a continuum of care to break the circle of transmission." (September 28, 2014).
Open Society Foundations blog post announcing the $4 million grant to support Last Mile Health and Partners In Health’s Ebola response coalition (September 17, 2014).
Government of Liberia Executive Mansion press release announcing the visit of Dr. Paul Farmer of Partners In Health and Dr. Raj Panjabi of Last Mile Health to the country to discuss the Ebola virus (September 16, 2014).
Boston Herald article detailing the trip led by Last Mile Health CEO Raj Panjabi with PIH leadership team, including Dr. Paul Farmer, to Liberia as part of the Ebola response coalition (September 16, 2014).
90.9 WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station, interview with Raj Panjabi on the trip to Liberia with Last Mile Health and Partners In Health leadership teams, including Dr. Paul Farmer (September 15, 2014).
Partners In Health blog post announcing the launch of a major response to Ebola with Last Mile Health and Wellbody Alliance in Liberia and Sierra Leone (September 11, 2014).
NPR’s Goats and Soda blog interview with Lorenzo Dorr, Last Mile Health Central Rivercess Director, on how the organization is preventing the spread of Ebola in southeastern Liberia (September 3, 2014).
Huffington Post op-ed by Raj Panjabi, Josh Albert and Tracy Slagle profiling three leaders in Liberia’s fight against Ebola (August 28, 2014).
Nature article cites Last Mile Health’s model as an example of the effectiveness of training health workers in basic public-health measures to quell epidemics like Ebola (August 28, 2014).
Democracy Now! interview with Paul Farmer, Last Mile Health Advisor, about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and how it represents a reflection of long-standing and growing inequality (August 22, 2014).
Direct Relief press release on shipment of life-saving supplies to Last Mile Health to support Ebola response efforts (August 20, 2014).
Project Syndicate op-ed by Prabhjot Singh, Last Mile Health advisor and Chair of the One Million Community Health Worker Campaign, on the potential for community health workers to stop the spread and prevent the recurrence of epidemics like Ebola (August 18, 2014).
Direct Relief press release on 22 companies that donated medical resources to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia, which supported the response efforts of Last Mile Health (August 14, 2014).
Interview on PRI’s The World with Paul Farmer, Last Mile Health Advisor, highlighting the need for increased investment in health systems and community health workers to prevent epidemics like Ebola (August 14, 2014).
ONE Campaign post highlighting Last Mile Health as one of ten organizations to support now to fight the spread of Ebola (August 7, 2014).
90.9 WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station, Interview with Raj Panjabi and FACE Africa founder Saran Kaba Jones on fighting the Liberian Ebola outbreak from Boston (August 5, 2014).
A National Geographic piece quoting CEO Raj Panjabi and Medical Director Dr. John Ly, on the need for more investment in and training of health workers to combat the Ebola epidemic (July 29, 2014).