Last Mile Health ensures access to quality primary health services for those living in remote communities by recruiting, training, equipping, managing and paying professionalized Community Health Workers to serve as formal extensions of the primary health system.
“I met a 70-year old man yesterday in a far-off village. He told me that in all his decades on earth, this was the first time he and his people had ever seen a real health worker. That’s why I keep going.” – LMH's Alice Johnson, RN
Over 1 billion people worldwide lack access to healthcare because they live too far from a health facility. This problem is particularly acute in remote Liberia, where people living in communities furthest from the reach of the health system are least likely to have access to care and often must walk for hours or even days across great distances to reach the nearest clinic.
Last Mile Health specializes in the development and management of professionalized Community Health Workers who bridge the gap between health systems and remote communities. We exclusively target last mile communities – more than 5km from the nearest health clinic – where we recruit, train, equip, manage and pay professionalized Community Health Workers to deliver high-quality care to their own communities.
In 2015, the Government of Liberia announced a revolutionary program that will scale our model nationally, deploying nearly 5,000 community health professionals across Liberia by 2022. Together with the Government of Liberia, we now have the opportunity to support an unprecedented national scale of this model that will ensure access to healthcare for more than one million people, many of whom have never before had access.