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October 30, 2023

Measuring the Impact of a Community Health Worker Program in Grand Bassa County, Liberia

Event Series: Global Public Health Seminars

A newborn baby's foot

In this seminar, John Kraemer, associate professor at Georgetown University's School of Health, presented initial results on the impact of Liberia's National Community Health Assistant Program on child mortality in Grand Bassa County, Liberia. This observational study followed a series of studies showing significant increases in child health service coverage and treatment due to the program. The study is a collaboration between the Liberian health ministry; Last Mile Health; and academics at Georgetown University, Harvard University, and Northwestern University.

This event was open to all Georgetown University faculty, students, staff, and affiliates.

This event was co-sponsored by the Center for Global Health Science and Security, the School of Health’s Department of Health Management and Policy, and the Global Health Institute.


John Kraemer is an associate professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at Georgetown University, where he is also affiliated with the African Studies Program and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. His work focuses on the intersection of empirical evidence and public health policy. He works primarily on women and children's health in sub-Saharan Africa, measuring and reducing stigma, and questions relating to COVID-19 surveillance data and systems. He has a law degree from Georgetown, master of public health in infectious diseases from Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Baker University.