Our Updates

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 […]

Photo Update: April – July 2017

Posted on 07/26/2017

Over the past several months, we’ve supported the Government of Liberia to recruit and train thousands of dedicated women and men from remote communities to provide lifesaving healthcare to their neighbors. As of July 1st, more than 2,000 community health workers from across Liberia are fully trained to provide a package of services that includes infectious […]

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Welcoming Lisha McCormick as Chief Operating Officer

Posted on 05/19/2017

Last Mile Health is thrilled to announce that Lisha McCormick has stepped into the role of Chief Operations Officer. Lisha McCormick joined Last Mile Health in 2013 as Chief Development Officer, leading our team through a period of tremendous growth. When Lisha first joined the team, Last Mile Health was deploying 14 community health workers […]

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Starting Off Strong: 10 Photos of Our Progress This Quarter

Posted on 04/21/2017

As we shared in our most recent Quarterly Report, our focus over the past three months has been on supporting the Government of Liberia to roll-out a National Community Health Assistant (CHA) Program that will provide lifesaving healthcare to 1.2 million people living in Liberia’s remote communities. Since January, we have supported the Ministry of […]

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Findings from Last Mile Health’s Impact Study

Posted on 02/20/2017

A new study published this month by Last Mile Health in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization shows that in the time Community Health Workers (CHWs) have been working in the Konobo district of Liberia, they significantly improved access to care from qualified providers for children suffering from diarrhea, malaria and acute respiratory infection […]

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A Year at the Last Mile: 2016 in 16 Images

Posted on 02/07/2017

At Last Mile Health, our vision is a health worker for everyone, everywhere, every day. No matter how long or how difficult the journey, we are committed to bringing lifesaving care to the world’s most remote communities. As we reflect on 2016, we are grateful that your support allowed us to advance this vision more […]

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5 Reasons to Support Last Mile Health This Holiday Season

Posted on 12/20/2016

1. We go the distance for our patients. This means that every action we take is to advance access to primary care for patients who need it the most. 2. We do whatever it takes. From building a supply chain that brings lifesaving drugs to communities that lie deep in the rainforest to designing a […]

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TED Announces 2017 TED Prize Winner: Doctor Raj Panjabi Founder of Last Mile Health Receives $1 Million Award Will Reveal Global Health “Wish” Live from TED2017

Posted on 12/01/2016

New York, NY (December 1, 2016) – TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, has announced Dr. Raj Panjabi as the 2017 TED Prize winner. Dr. Panjabi is an Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is also the co-founder and CEO of […]

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Announcing Last Mile Health’s 2016 Annual Report

Posted on 11/16/2016

As our Co-Founder and CEO, Dr. Raj Panjabi, is apt to say: “We as people are not defined by the crises that strike our lives. We are defined by how we respond to them.” In the wake of the Ebola crisis in West Africa, which claimed more than 11,300 lives and crippled the region’s health […]

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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 […]

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Patient Story: Daniel from Rivercess

Posted on 10/25/2016

As we look to expand Last Mile Health’s impact, the work of our existing Community Health Workers is a source of continual inspiration and learning. The story of Daniel, a patient who was treated for malaria in September 2016, illustrates progress in our effort to rapidly identify and treat childhood illnesses. Deep in the rainforest […]

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