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Liberian Government Launches Historic National Health Worker Plan to Reach 1.2 Million

July 1, 2016

Sunday was a historic day in the fight to advance universal health coverage in Liberia. On July 24th, the Government of Liberia and partners launched the country’s first National Community Health Assistant program. This program will deploy over 4,000 health workers across Liberia to serve the 1.2 million Liberians who live at the last mile.

“The Government of Liberia’s groundbreaking National Community Health Assistant Program will create thousands of rural Liberian jobs, extend health care to over 1 million people in the most remote communities and be a frontline defense that can help stop the next local outbreak from becoming the next global epidemic.”  — Raj Panjabi, CEO of Last Mile Health

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