Raj Panjabi

Fortune + Time Global Forum 2016
ROME, ITALY - DECEMBER 02: Clifton Leaf, Deputy Editor of Fortune, and Raj Panjabi, Last Mile Health Co-founder and CEO, speak at the Fortune + Time Global Forum 2016 on December 2, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for TIME)Elisabetta Villa — Getty Images for TIME
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    Last Mile Health

Tackling the “last mile”—the final, critical step of delivering products or services to consumers—is a conundrum for businesses, and in health care, last-mile problems hit poor regions especially hard. Panjabi’s nonprofit, Last Mile Health, is striving to change that by training locals in developing countries in lifesaving ­measures, such as protecting themselves against pandemics and safely burying victims killed by infectious diseases. Last Mile has already proved its mettle; its work in Liberia helped stanch the spread of Ebola during the 2014 outbreak.