Over the course of this project, Last Mile Health will recruit, train, manage, supply and pay 300 Community Health Workers and 15 Community Health Worker Clinical Mentors to successfully respond to the Ebola outbreak in southeastern Liberia's most rural communities.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a defining global health challenge that requires a fast response from a network of stakeholders. More than half the total deaths and infections have occurred in Liberia. If the number of Liberians treated at dedicated treatment centers does not reach 70 percent, CDC predicts transmission rates will continue to increase quickly. Tens of thousands of people could be infected as the virus spreads.
Last Mile Health, a Liberian community-based organization, has been involved in the fight against Ebola in West Africa since cases first emerged in Liberia in March of 2014. LMH's response activities can be grouped into three categories: direct Ebola response, sustained health services, and national coordination of Ebola response and health system strengthening.
LMH will recruit, train, manage, supply and pay 300 Community Health Workers (CHWs) and 15 CHW Clinical Mentors to successfully respond to the Ebola outbreak in southeastern Liberia's most rural communities. Our CHWs will continue to deliver primary care despite the catastrophic disruption of health services caused by Ebola. We will continue to work with the Ministry of Health at a central level to develop a national health workforce plan for Liberia.