Last Mile Health

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Our total investment:

$2.2 million unrestricted grants

Funded since 2012

Rainer Fellow: 2011

Why we invest

Clinic-based health services have failed to reach the world’s most remote settings. Patients in these areas are often too sick for community health workers and too far from doctors. In Liberia, Last Mile Health recruits community members as "Frontline Health Workers" who are trained and equipped to treat a broad range of conditions. Well-trained, well-supplied and well-managed, these community health professionals achieve phenomenal results at low cost. In 2016, the government adopted a community health workforce program based on Last Mile Health’s model. The Frontline Health Worker model could revolutionize the role of the community health worker in remote settings worldwide.

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