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Magnus Conteh

Community Health Academy, Last Mile Health


Magnus Conteh joined the Last Mile Health team in 2018 to help lead the Community Health Academy, which aims to reinvent the education of community health workers – and the leaders who support them – for the digital age. After receiving the 2017 TED Prize, Dr. Raj Panjabi, CEO of Last Mile Health, launched the Community Health Academy to build the world’s first digital platform to provide opportunities for members of the community health field to improve upon their critical, life-saving skills through continuing professional and medical education opportunities.

Magnus brings over 25 years of senior level experience in education, digital technology, and global health to Last Mile Health. Previously, Magnus worked for seven years at World Vision Ireland, most recently serving as the Deputy CEO/Director of Programmes and Strategy. In this role, he oversaw the development, implementation and evaluation of all Development and Humanitarian Programmes in World Vision Ireland priority countries. He also led World Vision’s involvement in the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Ebola Vaccine trial currently underway in Sierra Leone and supported the development of Sierra Leone's national Community Health Worker Strategy and plan. In addition to serving as a member of the World Vision International Digital Health Steering Committee, he forged digital health partnerships with the Government of Sierra Leone, AirTel, and World Vision. Prior to joining World Vision Ireland, he held a number of senior management positions in the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK and the Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland where he was Director for the Regional Centre of Nursing/Midwifery Education at the University Hospital in Galway.

Magnus holds a MHSc (Hons) in Health Services Research from the National University of Ireland, MA in Health Service Policy and Management from Brunel University (UK), and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies from Kingston University (UK).

Regional Focus

Eastern and Southern Africa, Europe, North America, West and Central Africa