The Extra Mile

Raj Panjabi, who founded Last Mile Health (LMH) to bring desperately needed health care to isolated regions of his native Liberia, has been named the recipient of the $1 million 2017 TED Prize.
 
Launched in 2007, LMH has trained 300 community health workers who provide a range of services to 50,000 patients in Liberia’s most remote regions.
 
“I hope the one thing this prize does is to humanize the very people we're all trying to serve” says Panjabi. “People who live in remote areas are not any less deserving of the kinds of modern medical care you and I get for our kids.”

Source: NPR Goats and Soda

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