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Health Worker Spotlight: Musu Johnson

Posted on 11/16/2016

Over the past year, Last Mile Health’s Community Health Workers (CHWs) treated a total of 21,728 cases of malaria, diarrhea, or acute respiratory infection in children under age five. The following story of a pair of twins from Rivercess County offers just one example of the impact that paid, supervised CHWs integrated into the health […]

Why Last Mile Health staff support health workers

Posted on 04/11/2016

In honor of World Health Worker Week 2016, the Last Mile Health team shared the countless reasons why we support health workers. From providing life-saving primary care to extending the health system to reach the most remote communities, our work simply wouldn’t be possible without the hundreds of health workers who work tirelessly to save […]

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A Story of Love from Rivercess

Posted on 02/29/2016

By Dr. Raj Panjabi, MD, MPH (CEO, Last Mile Health) & Dr. Ami Waters, MD (UCSF Global Health Fellow, Last Mile Health) Her white and pink striped shirt draped over her left shoulder like an oversized curtain. As she sat on her mother’s lap, Love stared up at the stethoscopes hung around our necks. She […]

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Patience Suzar, Community Health Worker

Posted on 09/14/2015

Patience Suzar grew up in Tuglor, a remote community in Konobo District, where she attended school through Grade 9. A mother of four – two boys and two girls – Patience is a determined young woman, committed to supporting her family. For years she did so by farming a clearing in the rainforest, but in […]

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Zonnoh Wright, Clinical Mentor

Posted on 09/14/2015

“There are people in the hospital who are working [to provide healthcare], but not so much in the communities. But these communities need people to serve them, to give them life. I thought that by joining Last Mile Health, I could help.” In 2012, Zonnoh Wright – a recent Nursing School graduate – was serving […]

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Markson Farley, Community Health Worker Leader

Posted on 09/14/2015

Two hours after leaving the town center, Markson dismounts his motorbike to cross the log bridge that leads to the remote village of Billibo. From here, he’ll have to travel on foot to mentor and coach the three Community Health Workers that serve the remote community. The village of Billibo is in Konobo District, the […]

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