Savior Mendin is Last Mile Health’s Training and Quality Management Advisor. In this role, Savior oversees training and quality assurance activities as a member of the Medical Team. Community health has always been a calling for Savior, who was first inspired by a compassionate nurse who cared for her during a serious illness. It was during her first job as nurse, when she was based in a rural health facility in Rivercess County, that Savior began to recognize the value of community health work to bridge the gap between underserved communities and the broader health system.
When the Ebola epidemic struck Liberia, Savior worked at an Ebola Treatment Unit and went on to supervise a frontline Ebola investigation team in Monrovia, a job that was extremely dangerous and profoundly taxing both emotionally and physically. Committed to lending her skills to help her country as the Ebola crisis wound down, Savior was recruited to join Last Mile Healthas a Medical Officer and she provided mentorship and support to the Rivercess County Health Team and local clinical staff, and was responsible for the distribution of Infection, Prevention, and Control supplies and maternal kits. She was then promoted to Training Supervisor and then Training Manager, where she oversaw training to ensure quality and provided post-training supervision to clinical supervisors and community health workers. Following the launch of the National CHA Program, Savior has played an instrumental role in ensuring community health worker and clinical supervisor trainings conducted are of the highest quality and result in impact.
Savior has now been with Last Mile Health for four years, during which she has become a leader in the organization valued for her commitment to quality. She is currently studying for a Masters in Public Health at the University of Liverpool, and is also an alumnus of the prestigious Health Equity Action and Leadership (HEAL) Fellowship through the University of California San Francisco and Last Mile Health. In line with her role in ensuring the highest quality of Last Mile Health’s programs, Savior continues to work to build and strengthen the capacity of community health professionals to save lives at the last mile.