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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 […]

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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Request for Proposal for Supply of Payroll Software

Posted on 06/11/2018

Ref No: LMH-HR-SPS-001-2018 Issue date: June 4, 2018 Deadline: June 19, 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 & Purpose of Request A) Overview & Background Founded by survivors of Liberia’s civil war, Last Mile Health’s mission is to […]

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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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Photo Update | July – September 2017

Posted on 10/19/2017

Thanks to the support of partners like you, we had the opportunity to realize several major milestones this quarter. In August we launched operations in Grand Bassa County, expanding our direct implementation footprint to include a total of three of Liberia’s 15 counties. Just a few weeks later, we joined our partners from the Ministry […]

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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 […]

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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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