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If you live in a remote village in Liberia and you get sick, seeing a doctor might involve a canoe ride down a river and two days of walking through the rainforest. Clinics are similarly hard to reach for roughly a billion people around the world.
The winner of this year’s $1 million TED Prize – Rajesh Panjabi, the founder of a nonprofit called Last Mile Health – has a solution for poor, remote communities that can’t afford to hire doctors and nurses.