Raj Panjabi, MD, MPH is Co-Founder and CEO of Last Mile Health, Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.At age 9, Dr. Panjabi escaped a civil war in his home country of Liberia. He returned as a 24- year-old medical student to serve the people he had left behind, co-founding Last Mile Health, a Liberia and Boston-based non-profit organization working to save lives in the world’s most remote villages. Described by Forbes as “a healthcare model for 1 billion people”, Last Mile Health employs village health workers -- giving them the training, equipment, and support they need to perform as community health professionals. Their work has been published in the Lancet, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and PLoS Medicine and has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, NPR and the New York Times.
In 2015, Fortune Magazine named Dr. Panjabi one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders. Dr. Panjabi is a Forbes 400 Philanthropy Fellow, a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Social Entrepreneur, an Echoing Green Fellow and a Clinton Global Initiative Advisor. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award from Johns Hopkins, the Distinguished Young Alumni Award from the University of North Carolina, and the Global Citizen Movement Award.
Dr. Panjabi received his medical and public health training at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
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