Community Health Professionals

Last Mile Health recruits, trains, equips, manages and pays professionalized Community Health Workers to provide primary healthcare in the last mile.

Community Health Workers are members of the communities they serve, selected by their own leaders to receive training because of their talent, commitment and ability. These motivated women and men become professional healthcare providers who work tirelessly to advance their skills and provide high quality care to their own people.

 

 

Our CHWs complete a rigorous training program over the course of 12-months which includes mentorship from clinicians like nurses, midwives and physician assistants and training in four modules specially designed for the needs of Liberia’s last mile.

Community Health & Surveillance

Household mapping and community registration; routine visits to record births, deaths, population movement and vaccine records; and promotion of healthy behavior, including Ebola prevention.

Child Health

Integrated community case management & treatment (iCCM) for malaria, diarrhea, and acute respiratory infections; anemia screening; malaria bed net distribution & promotion; sanitation; and referral to health centers for danger signs, urgent or severe cases.

Maternal & Neonatal Health

Pregnancy tracking and referral; home visits; neonatal care; post partum care; recognition of and referral for danger signs; and family planning advice and supplies.

Adult Health

HIV, TB, hypertension and other non-communicable diseases; referral for acute illness.