Last Mile Health was founded on the principle of “tiyatien”, which means justice in a local Liberian dialect. We believe that health is a human right, so we prioritize serving the poor, the vulnerable, and the most marginalized—those who have historically been left behind—and building health systems that are rooted in equity and justice.
As a community health organization committing to realizing universal health coverage, we unequivocally condemn racism, neocolonialism, and white supremacy in all its forms. We believe that Black Lives Matter and we stand in solidarity with those who are protesting the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and countless others both in the United States and worldwide.
The work of pursuing justice is a constant struggle; we fall short of the anti-racist organization that we strive to be, and we are committed to learning and doing better. But we know that when we follow the lead of the communities closest to the pain, real change is possible. We are committed to investing in the proximal leaders on the frontlines of the right to health movement, and partnering with countries to build health systems that reach all. We will also continue to grow a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team across the countries, cities, and communities where we work to advance our mission and vision.
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