Founded in 2007 in Liberia, Last Mile Health (LMH) is the NGO that aims to put a high-performing health worker in every underserved community, no matter how remote or hard to reach. LMH recruits, trains, compensates and supervises village-based community health workers who are equipped to perform comprehensive home-based care. These trained community health assistants are proving especially instrumental in diagnosing and treating 75% of the most common and preventable causes of death in rural villages. Due to the NGO’s success in Liberia, LMH has been invited by other African countries to provide support in their efforts to scale up and improve community health solutions.
We invest in LMH as part of LGT Venture Philanthropy’s health strategy to focus on models that design, scale, strengthen and sustain digitally empowered solutions to provide high-quality primary healthcare in underserved communities. We provide comprehensive support across three areas:
people directly served by LMH
Community Health Workers directly supported by LMH
Last Mile Health has been honored to partner with LGT Venture Philanthropy since 2018. The LGT team approaches philanthropy with a holistic approach that has provided both the technical and financial resources to grow our organizational capacity to better deliver on our mission to save lives in the world's most remote communities. They have been invaluable partners in our organization's growth, allowing us to now serve more than 5 million people in partnership with 4 African governments.
Learn more about how Last Mile Health works in the field