Where We Work
We’re supporting the Liberia Ministry of Health at the national level as they roll-out a National Community Health Assistant (CHA) Program that will deploy professional community health workers to serve all 1.2 million Liberians living in remote communities.
At the local level, we’re supporting the Government of Liberia in two of Liberia’s fifteen counties – Grand Gedeh and Rivercess – to implement the National CHA Program across more than 300 last mile communities.
Together with the Ministry of Health, we define “the last mile” to include any community that lies more than five kilometers or an hour’s walk from the nearest health facility. but many of the communities we serve are 21 kilometers or more from the nearest clinic or hospital. In communities this remote, those who are ill, injured, or about to give birth must walk or travel by canoe or motorbike for many hours over long and treacherous distances to reach healthcare.