Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award
The Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award funding will help Last Mile Health upskill 27,000 community and frontline health workers, strengthen existing operations in Liberia and expand to Malawi and Ethiopia, providing lifesaving community-based healthcare for up to 100 million+ people and directly reaching 9 million people.
People without access to healthcare in remote communities
Community and frontline health workers expected to be upskilled
People in Liberia, Ethiopia and Malawi will have access to community-based primary healthcare
In FY2021, Last Mile Health, working on its national health assistance program in Liberia, was able to deploy over 3,800 frontline health workers and served more than 770,000 people since 2019 whilst also assisting with the local COVID-19 response in Malawi and Ethiopia.
In FY2022, Last Mile Health, in partnership with governments in four countries in Africa, continued to strengthen high-quality, data-driven community health systems, including the programs and policies that guide teams of health workers and health leaders to deliver high-quality care in remote communities. A total of 4.5 million people were served by community health workers that were supervised, skilled, supplied, or salaried in partnership between a Ministry of Health and Last Mile Health.
The past two years have been deeply challenging. Health systems have struggled under the weight of the pandemic. The health workforce shortage, already estimated at nearly 18 million people, has grown. Further, where you live has continued to determine your access to care, leaving half of the world’s population behind. The moment of global crisis presents an opportunity to reimagine a world where everyone is able to access the dignified healthcare they deserve, regardless of where they live. Health for all can be the legacy of COVID-19, if we invest in community and frontline health workers.
“Last Mile Health’s commitment has consistently been to make sure that healthcare is within reach of everyone, everywhere. We do that because we know that nearly half of the world’s population lacks access to essential health services.”
Chief Executive Officer, Last Mile Health
This video was filmed in September 2021.