TED Blog: Raj Panjabi, Founder of Last Mile Health, Wins 2017 TED Prize
Thursday, December 1, 2016: Raj Panjabi, founder of Aid for Africa member Last Mile Health, has been named the winner of the 2017 TED Prize for his work in Liberia to create health care in extremely remote areas. The Prize recognizes Raj Panjabi’s model for expanding healthcare access to remote regions by training, employing and equipping community health workers. The Prize includes a $1 million grant. Since 2007, Last Mile Health has partnered with the government of Liberia to train, equip, employ and support community health workers. These community health workers are nominated by local leaders, and trained, with support from nurses, to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical problems. Read the Blog
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