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 and the lessons we learned through our efforts to support response and recovery in Liberia’s remote communities. In the following interview with host Judy Woodruff, Raj shared his thoughts on the role that community health workers can play in preventing the next pandemic and the importance of investing in health systems that reach the last mile.
The Ebola outbreak challenged us in ways that we never expected, but it also revealed the power of community health workers and strengthened our resolve to ensure that everyone everywhere has access to healthcare. Thank you for joining us to invest in a healthier future for ALL.
Celebrating Mothers in Liberia’s Community Health Workforce
Posted on 05/11/2019
In Liberia, mothers work at each level of the health system to ensure every mother, child, and family can access primary health services. In honor of Mother’s Day 2019, meet three of the mothers who are making Liberia’s National Community Health Assistant Program possible. Farzee Johnson, Reproductive Health Supervisor Farzee Johnson is passionate about maternal […]