Impact

We use data to inform and strengthen our work. Our partnerships with governments and local implementers expand access to and enhance the quality of health services in rural and remote communities.

Results at a Glance

As of March 31, 2021

1.5 million cumulative treatments and screenings delivered to children under five by community health workers in Liberia since the launch of the National Community Health Assistant Program in 2016

5,177 rural and remote community and frontline health workers receiving supervision, supplies, salary, skills, information systems, or digital tools in Last Mile Health-supported countries

1 million + people served by community health workers that were supervised, skilled, supplied, or salaried in partnership between a Ministry of Health and Last Mile Health

Deliver

Demonstrate Effective Community-Based Primary Care

1.5 million

Cumulative treatments and screenings delivered to children under five by community health workers in Liberia since the launch of the National Community Health Assistant Program 1

Malaria Cases Treated

by Community Health Workers in Liberia’s National Community Health Assistant Program (July 2016 – March 2021)1a

Pneumonia Cases Treated

by Community Health Workers in Liberia’s National Community Health Assistant Program (July 2016 – March 2021)1a

Diarrhea Cases Treated

by Community Health Workers in Liberia’s National Community Health Assistant Program (July 2016 – March 2021)1a

Malnutrition Screenings

by Community Health Workers in Liberia’s National Community Health Assistant Program (July 2016 – March 2021)1a

Percent of children under five treated for childhood illness by a qualified provider in counties managed by Last Mile Health (Liberia, 2016 – 2019)2,2a

Percent of women using modern family planning in counties supported by Last Mile Health (Liberia, 2016 – 2019)2,2b

Percent of children age 12-23 months receiving full course of pentavalent immunizations in Rivercess County, Liberia (2015 – 2019)2,2c

1 Source: Liberia Ministry of Health Community-Based Information System (cumulative from July 1, 2016 to March 31, 2021)

1a These graphs show the number of screenings conducted for malnutrition and treatments delivered for malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia to children under five by community health workers each fiscal year (July to June) across all counties in Liberia. These data indicate that community health workers continue to provide essential health services to children under five during the COVID-19 pandemic across all counties in Liberia.

2 Source: Last Mile Health programmatic survey, 2016-2019 (Grand Gedeh County inclusive of Gboe Ploe and Konobo districts)

2a This graph shows the percent of children under five years of age treated for childhood illness by a qualified provider in counties managed by Last Mile Health in Liberia from 2016 to 2019. Treatment by a qualified provider increased from 2018 to 2019 in Grand Bassa County and Konobo District of Grand Gedeh County and decreased in Rivercess County and Gboe Ploe District of Grand Gedeh County. Last Mile Health celebrates the increases in service coverage in Grand Bassa County and Konobo District and continues to actively address seasonal challenges in treating childhood illness in Rivercess County and Gboe Ploe District. Data collection began in Grand Bassa County and Grand Gedeh County in 2018. Data were not collected in 2020 due to COVID-19. A qualified provider is defined as a trained, community health worker or volunteer recognized by the government, or a healthcare provider at a clinic or hospital.

2b This graph shows the percent of non-pregnant women aged 18-49 currently using a modern method of family planning in Last Mile Health supported counties in Liberia from 2016 to 2019. The percent of women using modern family planning increased from 2018 to 2019 in Grand Bassa County, Rivercess County, and Gboe Ploe District of Grand Gedeh County. During this same period, the percent of women using modern family planning decreased in Konobo District of Grand Gedeh county. In Rivercess County and Grand Bassa County, family planning coverage increased in communities living more than five kilometers from a health facility from 2018 to 2019, indicating that these counties improved family coverage for the most remote communities. In Konobo District of Grand Gedeh County, family planning coverage remained relatively stable from 2018 to 2019 in communities living 10 or more kilometers from a health facility, but decreased in communities living between five and ten kilometers from a health facility. Last Mile Health celebrates increases in family planning coverage across most of the counties and expects to see this trend continue to increase with the roll-out of Sayana Press, an injectable contraceptive. Data collection began in Grand Bassa County and Grand Gedeh County in 2018. Data were not collected in 2020 due to COVID-19.

2c This graph shows the percent of children aged 12-23 months who received a full course of pentavalent vaccinations in Rivercess County from 2015 to 2019. From 2015 to 2018, the percent of children aged 12-23 months who received full pentavalent vaccination gradually increased, and then decreased from 2018 to 2019. During this period, the difference in vaccination coverage by distance to a health facility increased, with lower vaccination coverage among communities living furthest from a health facility (10+ kilometers) compared to those living closer to a health facility (5<10 kilometers). Last Mile Health is prioritizing improving vaccination coverage, particularly in specific districts where there is only one health facility serving the community. Data were not collected in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Strengthen

Advise and Advocate for Strong Community Health Systems

5,177

Rural and remote community and frontline health workers receiving supervision, supplies, salary, skills, information systems, or digital tools in Last Mile Health-supported countries1

  • 3,818 Liberia
  • 475 Malawi
  • 580¬†Ethiopia
  • 304¬†Uganda

1 million +

People served by community health workers that were supervised, skilled, supplied, or salaried in partnership between a Ministry and Last Mile Health2

  • 778,285 Liberia
  • 396,000 Malawi

1Source: Liberia Ministry of Health Community Health Services Division reporting, Malawi Ministry of Health Community Health Services Section CHW database, Ethiopia Health Worker Training Platform (OppiaMobile) and/or device deployment register (as of March 31, 2021)

2Source: Liberia Ministry of Health Community-Based Information System, Malawi Ministry of Health Community Health Services Section database (as of March 31, 2021)

Upskill

Train and Grow the Community Health Workforce

35,035

Learners who have ever accessed course content for health systems leaders1

2,398

Learners who have completed health systems leadership courses1

1 Source: edX, Moodle, TechChange (cumulative as of March 31, 2021)