Workinesh Getachew, a community health worker employed by the Ethiopia Ministry of Health, provides life-saving care door-to-door for her neighbors in her rural community. With support from partner organization Last Mile Health, she can access high-quality training and digital tools that enable her to hone her expertise and skills. But the needs of one patient motivate her to dream of moving up the career ladder: her mother. This film is a product of the Solutions Storytelling Project.
Last Mile Health partners with governments to build strong community health systems that equip professionalized community health workers to provide essential, primary healthcare in the world’s most remote communities. LMH works side-by-side with Ministries of Health in Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, and Sierra Leone.
Beza Hailu Lemma is an Ethiopian filmmaker based in Addis Ababa. He has written, directed, and independently produced factual tv content and several short films, including Ballad of the Spirits (2017), Adey Abeba (2019) and Katanga Nation (2022), the latter of which was screened in competition at Visions du Réel.
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Director: Beza Hailu Lemma
Producer: Beza Hailu Lemma
Cinematography: Elias Birhanu
Editor: Yohannes Ergetekal
Sound Recordist: Beza Hailu Lemma
Sound Mix: Baye Endaweke
Colorist: Baye Endaweke
Featuring: Workinesh Getachew, Getachew Kalo, Jemanyesh Besufiqad, Meko Onicho, Caaltuu Ahimed Adem, Hawa Haji, Amina Feyiso, Fikadu Alemayehu, Seada Bobaso.
Story Consultants: Dr Ruth Diriba, Siobhan Kelley, Workinesh Getachew, Ministry of Women and Social Affairs, Ethiopia
Executive Producers: Sky Dylan-Robbins, Gabriel Diamond
Producers: Mungai Kiroga, Debra Aroko
Legal Services: Matthew T. Rogers, Esq.
Original Music by: James Ler, Tabitha Moige Nyamweya.
Special Thanks to: Last Mile Health Ethiopia team, The Depula Sapo community, Cheka Dewaro Health Post.
This film is a product of the Solutions Storytelling Project, a Skoll Foundation-supported initiative from the Video Consortium that connects regional filmmakers and social innovators in the Global South to produce solutions-focused short documentaries that catalyze positive change.