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Delivering Digital Educational Content for CHWs on a Global Scale

Posted on 08/13/2019

By: Michael Bailey, Magnus Conteh, Siobhan Kelley, and Dr. Chomba Sinyangwe This article was originally published on CHW Central Background and rationale Studies show that trained, high-performing, community health workers (CHWs) can save more than three million lives annually, when integrated into the primary health care system [1]. Unfortunately, many community health worker programs are […]

Last Mile Health Amplifies its Global Engagement

Posted on 07/26/2019

Revolutionizing Training for Community Health Workers in Ethiopia In May, Raj Panjabi, CEO of Last Mile Health, and Magnus Conteh, Executive Director of the Community Health Academy, joined The Elders in Ethiopia to celebrate the country’s commitment to advancing universal health coverage through the national Health Extension Program. This program was featured as a case […]

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Last Mile Operations

Posted on 07/26/2019

As Liberia enters the height of rainy season, health workers around the country brace themselves. Monrovia may hold the title for wettest capital city in the world, but it’s the rural and remote areas that are most impacted as rivers swell, bridges wash away, and roads turn into rivers of red mud. With only 7% […]

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Three Takeaways on Community Health from the 72nd World Health Assembly

Posted on 07/25/2019

Paid Community Health Workers are critical for Universal Health Coverage In a historic vote, 194 member states unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the contributions made by community health workers (CHWs) to achieve universal health coverage, respond to health emergencies, and promote healthier populations. The resolution urges countries and partners to use the World Health Organization […]

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Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs

Posted on 06/06/2019

This article was originally featured in the GBCHealth May 2019 Newsletter. The Community Health Academy’s first leadership course brings together learners from 155 countries to advance community health programs worldwide. Studies how that training high-performing community health workers (CHWs) can save more than three million lives annually, when integrated into the primary health care system. […]

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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 […]

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Innovations at the Last Mile

Posted on 04/30/2019

Last Mile Health is partnering with the Liberia Ministry of Health to design bold, scalable innovations that advance the scope and quality of services available via the National Community Health Assistant Program. These innovations are designed to address the most pressing challenges facing health workers and the patients they serve, laying the groundwork for Liberia’s […]

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Liberia Ministry of Health Attends Skoll World Forum

Posted on 04/30/2019

S. Olasford Wiah has never forgotten the story of one patient he met in River Gee, Liberia, when he was serving as HIV Focal Person in the county. The patient was a pregnant woman living with HIV, and she tragically died in childbirth while trying to make the long journey by foot from her community […]

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Diagnosing and Treating Malaria at the Community Level

Posted on 02/07/2019

Malaria has historically been the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Liberia and remains responsible for 41% of deaths among children under five years of age. This preventable disease disproportionately affects children in rural areas, where poor access to healthcare restricts them from accessing basic, life-saving treatment. However, due to concerted efforts to prevent, […]

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From Liberia to Kazakhstan: Community Health Worker Ruth Tarr’s Story

Posted on 01/23/2019

Ruth Tarr’s commitment to universal health coverage took her on a journey across continents from a remote community in Rivercess County, Liberia to Astana, Kazakhstan to speak at the historic Global Conference on Primary Healthcare On a calm day in early October 2018, Ruth Tarr sat with her husband and young daughter on the porch […]

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Five reasons we’re inspired on UHC Day

Posted on 12/12/2018

Today is Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, and we have a lot of reasons to be inspired. From the continued scale up of Liberia’s National Community Health Assistant Program to the growing right to health movement, 2018 has proven that we can advance UHC when we work together. In October, Community Health Worker Ruth Tarr […]

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