- AffiliationLast Mile Health
Panjabi spent the first nine years of his life in Liberia before fleeing that country’s civil war. In 2007 he went back—this time with a medical degree and a mission: to train villagers in remote areas to be health care workers. Seven years later, when Ebola struck, Panjabi’s Last Mile Health rapidly trained 1,300 Liberians—an army that helped keep the virus at bay in many parts of the country. Now he’s working with Liberia’s government to launch a national community health worker program.