After Ebola: Why Invest in Community Health? Posted on 08/30/2017
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa provided a stark reminder that the lack of basic healthcare and disease surveillance systems in remote communities is both a local injustice and a global threat.
Last Mile Health CEO Dr. Raj Panjabi, MD, MPH was recently featured on the television news program PBS NewsHour reflecting on the outbreak and the lessons we learned through our efforts to support response and recovery in Liberia’s remote communities. In the following interview with host Judy Woodruff, Raj shared his thoughts on the role that community health workers can play in preventing the next pandemic and the importance of investing in health systems that reach the last mile.
The Ebola outbreak challenged us in ways that we never expected, but it also revealed the power of community health workers and strengthened our resolve to ensure that everyone everywhere has access to healthcare. Thank you for joining us to invest in a healthier future for ALL.
Ten Years of Firsts
Posted on 12/29/2017
When a woman in your neighborhood needs care during pregnancy, how long does she have to travel to be seen by a nurse or a doctor? When we started our work in Gboe District, Liberia it was common for pregnant women to deliver at home because there was no clinic or hospital anywhere in the […]