* Contains footage used with permission from Gabriel Diamond/Skoll Foundation
Dr. Raj Panjabi is Co-founder and CEO of Last Mile Health and Associate Professor of Global Health Equity at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He grew up in Liberia and fled the civil war as a child, returning to Liberia as a medical student to advise the Ministry of Health on the National Health Plan and serve as a clinician in rural government health facilities. He co-founded Last Mile Health in 2007, which saves lives in the world’s most remote communities by partnering with government to demonstrate, design, scale, and advocate for national networks of professional community health workers. Dr. Panjabi is a recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship (2017) and the TED Prize (2017). He was named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” (2016), and one of Fortune’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” (2015, 2017).
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