Ben Grant is the Liberia Program Director at Last Mile Health. He first joined the organization in 2007 as a volunteer, and then joined the staff in 2009. He was responsible for recruiting Last Mile Health’s first community health workers in remote Liberia and leading a home-based care program aimed at improving adherence to treatment for patients living with HIV/AIDS and reducing patients lost to follow up across 19 antiretroviral treatment sites in the country. Since then, he has helped build the organization’s strategy, operations, and culture, and has served in a variety of leadership roles at the organization. He has been instrumental in the scale of Last Mile Health’s pilot program from one district to seven — which served as the foundation for Liberia’s historic National Community Health Assistant Program, which will serve 1.2 million Liberians. During both the Ebola epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic, Ben has been a leader of our response, and ensured his staff could keep safe and keep serving.
Prior to joining Last Mile Health, Ben provided primary healthcare both during and after Liberia’s civil war as a clinician and public health leader. During that time, he helped to build a PHC facility called Imani (“Peace”) House Clinic, which provided life-saving services for over 10,000 people for a decade during and after the war. Ben is a trained Physicians Assistant, and a graduate of the Harvard Global Health Delivery Summer Intensive. He also holds an undergraduate degree in biology and a diploma in Project Management & Leadership from Cambridge International College, UK.