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Mission Statement

Last Mile Health (LMH) exists to save lives the lives of women and children in the world's most remote villages by transforming community health workers into real professionals -- so-called frontline health workers (FHWs). FHWs are community members who are recruited and given the training, equipment and supervision necessary to perform and deliver primary care -- tackling the top five killers of women and children. Rather than designing a health system for last mile villages that relies only on doctors and hospitals often too far away, LMH's frontline health workers bring health care out of the hospital and right to the doorstep of people in their own homes: where it can have the greatest impact.

Last Mile Health has been working in southeastern Liberia since 2007, and as of August 2013 has completed three pilot iterations of the FHW model in the rural community of Zwedru, across several other rural sites in partnership with the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, and most recently in the rural community of Konobo. In addition to our experience in the area of under-5 child survival, FHWs provide care for HIV/AIDS, mental illness, pneumonia, malaria and maternal care. The success of our work has been featured by Former President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Big Bang Philanthropy Network, Mulago Foundation, Segal Family Foundation, Echoing Green, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, among others.

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Last Mile Health (LMH) exists to save lives the lives of women and children in the world's most remote villages by transforming community health workers into real professionals -- so-called frontline health workers (FHWs). FHWs are community members who are recruited and given the training, equipment and supervision necessary to perform and deliver primary care -- tackling the top five killers of women and children. Rather than designing a health system for last mile villages that relies only on doctors and hospitals often too far away, LMH's frontline health workers bring health care out of the hospital and right to the doorstep of people in their own homes: where it can have the greatest impact.

Last Mile Health has been working in southeastern Liberia since 2007, and as of August 2013 has completed three pilot iterations of the FHW model in the rural community of Zwedru, across several other rural sites in partnership with the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, and most recently in the rural community of Konobo. FHWs provide care for HIV/AIDS, mental illness, pneumonia, malaria, maternal care, and under-5 survival. The success of our work has been featured by Former President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Big Bang Philanthropy Network, Mulago Foundation, Segal Family Foundation, Echoing Green, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, among others.

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