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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 […]

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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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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