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 disease surveillance and response, diagnosis and treatment for common childhood illnesses, maternal and neonatal care, family planning, and support for patients living with conditions including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and mental illness.

The photos below provide a snapshot of our progress over the past several months and you can learn more by reading our most recent Quarterly Report.

Clinical supervisor GahnWarkpa Sarwah leads a group of community health workers in a training on Child Health in the town of Bodowhea, Rivercess County

Last Mile Health hosted a workshop in Monrovia in May that was focused on best practices in community engagement. This gathering brought together Last Mile Health staff and representatives of peer organizations operating in Rivercess, Grand Gedeh, and Montserrado Counties to share learning and discuss common challenges.

Community health worker Grace Dahn from Rivercess County consults a standardized “job aide tool” to explain various family planning methods to a patient.

Community health workers participate in a lesson on preventing childhood illnesses.

A community health worker from Rivercess County participates in a lesson on educating community members about water, sanitation, and hygiene topics.

Community health worker Odell Peterson from Rivercess County greets Last Mile Health staff outside her home in Rivercess County.

Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf recognized CEO Dr. Raj Panjabi as a Distinguished Servant of the Republic of Liberia at the final Investiture Ceremony of her term on July 25th. We are honored to be working in close partnership with the Government of Liberia to achieve our shared vision of a health worker for everyone, everywhere, every day.

Minister of Health Dr. Bernice Dahn (second from left) poses with Last Mile Health staff and community health workers at a ceremony for those honored at President Sirleaf’s Investiture Ceremony. From left to right: Last Mile Health Director of National Community Health Systems Mallika Raghavan, Minister of Health Dr. Bernice Dahn, community health workers Grace Dahn and M. Saykon Johnson, and Last Mile Health Acting Country Director Ben Grant.

Thank you as always for sharing our vision of a health worker for everyone, everywhere, every day.

Don’t miss it! Read our Quarterly Report here.

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