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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 […]

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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Michael Zouzoua joins Last Mile Health as Chief Financial Officer

Posted on 09/22/2016

Last Mile Health is thrilled to announce that Michael Zouzoua has joined our Executive Team as Chief Financial Officer. Michael brings more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit financial management and strategy to the organization, as well as a deep passion for Last Mile Health’s mission to serve last mile communities. As Last Mile […]

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Financing Alliance for Health Launches at the Clinton Global Initiative

Posted on 09/21/2016

New York City (September 21, 2016)—The Financing Alliance for Health (Financing Alliance), a new partnership designed to help governments design and fund ambitious, affordable, and at-scale community health programs, launched today through a Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. An innovative partnership between governments, agencies, and organizations, the Financing Alliance’s […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Liberia Ministry of Health and Last Mile Health Receive Integrating Community Health Award Through USAID & UNICEF

Posted on 08/16/2016

Made possible with the generosity of the American people (Boston, August 12, 2016) – Last Mile Health won an Integrating Community Health (ICH) Program award funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in close collaboration with UNICEF in Liberia. The project, titled Community Health Worker Support for Advancing Liberian Livelihoods (CHWS FOR ALL), […]

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The Long Term Impact of Ebola on Maternal Health

Posted on 08/05/2016

In 2014, an Ebola crisis hit West Africa. The epidemic was catastrophic, taking more than 11,000 lives. The long-term impact has yet to be fully understood. Across Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, health systems were crippled and hard-won progress made in child, maternal and adult health was lost when hospitals became hot zones and basic […]

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Government of Liberia Launches Historic National Health Worker Plan to Reach 1.2 Million

Posted on 07/24/2016

Today is a historic day in the fight to advance universal health coverage in Liberia, starting with the most remote and vulnerable communities. On July 24th, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf launched the country’s first national community health worker initiative, called the National Community Health Assistant (CHA) program. This program will deploy over 4,000 health workers […]

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