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Indian health care visionary from Liberia wins TED prize

Access to healthcare: Dr Raj Panjabi

By: Rithika Siddhartha

A PHYSICIAN of Indian origin who co-founded an initiative in Liberia, which aims to train and manage people in communities to serve as local health care workers, has won a coveted million-dollar TED Prize. Raj Panjabi fled to the United States to escape civil war in his native Liberia, before eventually returning to his shattered homeland to find rural communities desperate for adequate health care. The trained physician co-founded Last Mile Health in Liberia and at a TED Conference last month, he shared his dream of revolutionising health care. “It has always been true in history that illness has been…

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