All people deserve access to lifesaving healthcare

Worldwide, more than one billion people lack access to healthcare due to distance. Community health workers have the power to change this by bringing lifesaving care to the doorsteps of those living at the last mile.

Our story begins in the remote communities of Liberia’s rainforest, and our vision is global: a health worker for everyone, everywhere, every day.

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The Empathy Gap

Posted on 03/31/2020

Abraham Zerihun Megentta is the Regional Advisor Consultant, East and Southern Africa for Last Mile Health’s Community Health Academy. Below, he reflects on what we can learn about empathy from the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, has now spread to more than 100 countries including my home country, Ethiopia. Panic, […]

Last Mile Health’s COVID-19 Response

Posted on 03/19/2020

On March 11, the World Health Organization officially declared the novel coronavirus (known as COVID-19) a pandemic, calling on countries, governments, and global health organizations to take urgent and aggressive action. Last Mile Health is closely monitoring the spread of the virus and its implications on our collective work to save lives in the world’s […]

Prevent, Detect, Respond: Rapidly expanding healthcare teams through community health workers in the fight against COVID-19

Posted on 03/18/2020

S Olasford Wiah, Marion Subah, Brittney Varpilah, Ami Waters, John Ly, Madeleine Ballard, Matt Price, and Raj Panjabi explore how community health workers can be part of the effective response to covid-19. This piece originally appeared in BMJ on March 27, 2020. More than 462 000 cases of covid-19 have been reported worldwide as of […]

Last Mile Health Staff Reflect on America’s History of Racial Inequality at the Equal Justice Initiative’s Memorial and Museum

Posted on 03/02/2020

Through the generosity of an anonymous partner, nine members of the Last Mile Health team from the United States and Liberia were offered an opportunity to travel to Montgomery, Alabama to visit the Equal Justice Initiative’s museum and memorial. A non-profit founded in 1989 by acclaimed lawyer Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative seeks to reform […]

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