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Staff Profile: Savior Mendin

Posted on 10/22/2018

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 […]

Quality of Care at the Last Mile — Clinical Supervision of Community Health Workers

Posted on 08/10/2018

By: S. Olasford Wiah (Community Health Services Director, Ministry of Health Liberia), Brittney Varpilah (National Community Health Systems Director Last Mile Health) & Katey Linskey (Policy & Advocacy Officer, Last Mile Health) Originally published on Crossing the Divide  In a rural community in the dense rainforest of Liberia’s Rivercess County, a young mother named Odell exchanges conversation and words […]

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Community Health Workers Rapidly Increase Access to Life-Saving Treatment for Children in Rural Liberia

Posted on 08/07/2018

By Lorenzo Dorr, County Manager for Rivercess County, Last Mile Health A recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health by Liberia’s Ministry of Health, Last Mile Health, and researchers from Harvard and Georgetown Universities demonstrates that, in just one year, community health workers supported with medical supplies, supervision from clinic-based nurses, and […]

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Request for Proposal: End-Line Evaluation Consultants

Posted on 07/19/2018

Ref No: LMH-RM&E-ELE-001-2018 Issue date: July 20, 2018 Deadline: August 24, 2018 Time: 4:00pm, GMT Submit tender to: Tender Selection Committee, Last Mile Health, Congo Town, Monrovia, Liberia Email: tender@lastmilehealth.org SECTION I: ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) A) Overview & Background Founded by survivors of Liberia’s civil war, Last Mile Health’s […]

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Press Release: Takeda Announces Selection of Three New Programs for Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program 2018 Promoting Disease Prevention to Improve Health in Developing and Emerging Countries

Posted on 07/09/2018

July 9, 2018 – Over 11,000 employees worldwide voted to select Last Mile Health, Seed Global Health, and UNICEF with an aim to train 8,000 community health workers worldwide, train 5,000 health professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa, and strengthen health systems in Angola, Guinea, and Togo. – With the addition of three programs, Takeda’s contribution through […]

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The Community Health Academy is hiring!

Posted on 06/21/2018

We are recruiting a number of positions for the Community Health Academy, a new initiative at Last Mile Health which leverages digital technology to train, empower, and connect community health workers and health system leaders around the world.  The Academy will feature a two-pronged learning platform – one supporting CHWs and the other supporting health systems leaders […]

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The blended financing road to UHC must go through the community

Posted on 06/21/2018

This blog post was co-written by Katey Linskey of Last Mile Health and Crystal Lander and Taylor Capizola of Living Goods. The 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) was Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus’ first as the Director General of the World Health Organization. As expected, expectations were high, and the conversation around the World Health Organization’s (WHO) main theme—Universal Health […]

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Paying and investing in last-mile community health workers accelerates universal health coverage

Posted on 05/22/2018

This op-ed was originally posted to the BMJ Opinion by Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, the Minister of Health of the Republic of Liberia, Dr. Francis Kateh, the Chief Medical Officer/Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Liberia, and Dr. Raj Panjabi, the Chief Executive Officer of Last Mile Health and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Illness is universal, […]

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Press Release: Empowering 50,000 Community Health Workers with Digital Tools by 2021 — Living Goods and Last Mile Health Revealed Plans for The Audacious Project at Annual TED Conference

Posted on 04/11/2018

[VANCOUVER, April 11, 2018] It was revealed today that a joint initiative between Living Goods and Last Mile Health – two organizations working to make healthcare available to all through mobile technology – is part of the first class of The Audacious Project. Replacing what was formerly known as the TED Prize, which annually provided […]

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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 […]

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Practitioner expertise from sixteen countries to better community health (new report)

Posted on 12/12/2017

No one should die because they live too far from the nearest doctor. Last Mile Health was founded on this belief, and we aim to provide access to life-saving primary health services to all remote Liberians by training and deploying community health workers (CHWs) who work directly in their own communities. Robust research demonstrates that […]

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