Training Rural Liberians To Save Lives

Monday, November 18, 2013

Social Entrepreneur, Raj Panjabi , 32, who was born in Liberia, fled the Civil War when he was 9, resettled in the U.S., became a doctor, joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School and, with Paul Farmer as his mentor, sought a way to help the state of rural medical care in his homeland.

Panjabi founded Last Mile Health (known in Liberia as Tiyatien Health), which aims to bring quality health care and jobs to remote regions of Liberia–where a two-day walk is generally required to access any medical care–by training community members to administer treatment and provide preventative care.

Source: Forbes (link opens in a new window)

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Education, Health Care
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rural healthcare delivery, skill development, telemedicine