“Last Mile Health: Training Rural Liberians To Save Lives”

Dr. Raj Panjabi is training community members in Liberia to administer treatment and provide preventative care.

Raj Panjabi is the current CEO of Last Mile Health, an organization whose mission is to provide healthcare and equity to the people of Liberia. Last Mile Health is an organization that the Global Health Core works very closely with in it’s efforts to promote access to quality care in Liberia. One of the core’s current fellows, Dr. Alexandra Stanculescu, is currently working in Liberia with Last Mile Health and the Ministry of Health. The core is proud to see Raj Panjabi’s organization featured in the following Forbes article: (more…)

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Bloody Diamonds

There are no paintings on the walls in the hospitals I have worked at in the capital of Liberia over the past five years. The bareness on the walls parallels the limited equipment I have on hand to care for patients with bacterial meningitis, pericardial tuberculosis, and malaria. Listening to some of these patients or looking at their chest films without the benefit of modern technology, I get the feeling I am seeing pathology in its most extreme form—the way people saw it when the diseases we now treat routinely in the United States were first discovered. Listening to the sandpaper sound of one man’s pericardial rub, I think, “Oh! That’s why we call it a ‘rub!’” (more…)

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