In a world of medical miracles, we need to go the last mile
Six million children still die each year for want of simple health solutions that cost less than a cup of coffee.
Raj Panjabi is Chief Executive Officer of Last Mile Health and Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. At the age of nine, Panjabi escaped a civil war in his home country of Liberia. He returned as a 24 year old medical student to serve the people he had left behind and Co-Founded Last Mile Health. Last Mile Health saves lives in the world’s most remote communities by partnering with governments to design, scale, and advocate for national networks of community health professionals. In 2016, TIME Magazine named Raj in its annual list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” with a tribute from President Bill Clinton. Last Mile Health’s work has been published in the Lancet, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and PLoS Medicine and has been featured by TIME, Fortune and Forbes.