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STEPPING UP

IN A YEAR THAT CALLED FOR ACTION

FY2020 ANNUAL REPORT

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The year started off like many others, with Task Force teams setting goals to eliminate diseases, ensure access to vaccines and essential medicines, and strengthen health systems in more than 150 countries. Little did we know what the year held in store. 

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. By then more than 4,000 people had died, there were 118,000 cases in 114 countries, and life in many places came to a screeching halt with lockdowns and social restrictions.

Months later, as the death toll climbed and the pandemic undermined every aspect of life, public outrage in the U.S. over the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor spotlighted systemic racism and the inequities that fuel the disproportionate burden of poor health on communities of color.

In this time of crisis, The Task Force was well-positioned to respond. In some cases we pivoted our work but many of our programs did exactly what they were designed to do, drawing upon our core values: global health equity and social justice; collaboration; consequential compassion; and stewardship of the resources entrusted to us.

Scroll down to follow our journey as we navigated this unprecedented year.

WELCOME

Click on the video for a message from our Board Chair and our CEO.

Teri McClure
Board Chair
Dave Ross
President & CEO

Photo caption: Dave Ross and Teri McClure greeting community members in Chikwawa District, Malawi. Courtesy of Billy Weeks.

WHERE WE WORK

The four tabs below show maps of the 150+ countries where we work, grouped by program types. Scroll over the countries in white for program details.*

The countries below show where we work with partners to eliminate diseases.

The countries below show where we work with partners to ensure access to vaccines.

The countries below show where we work with partners to strengthen health systems.

 *Global programs are not country-specific and include Brighton Collaboration, the Focus Area for Compassion and Ethics, and the Global Funders Consortium for Universal Vaccine Development.

STEPPING UP

The Task Force’s 35+ years of experience and depth of expertise enabled us to contribute in many ways to global, national, and local efforts to control the pandemic. We and our partners coordinated the distribution of more than 9 million essential medical supplies; trained and equipped epidemiologists on disease surveillance and response; provided guidance on harmonizing safety data collection in vaccine trials; informed development of supplemental tools for contact tracing; and helped countries navigate disruptions to treatment for other diseases and prepare to distribute COVID-19 vaccines. In our home base of Atlanta, we served as local public health advisors and hosted our first virtual-run fundraiser to support Black Lives Matter and a community clinic serving refugees and others hard-hit by COVID-19.

The stories here illustrate ways we stepped up to navigate the twists and turns of this unprecedented year, drawing from our core values and core mission.

A DISEASE DETECTIVE'S STORY

SUPPLIES TO THE FRONT LINES

BEYOND COVID

THE VACCINE RACE

SEIZING THIS MOMENT

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PHONES TACKLE COVID

OUR PROGRAMS

Click any program logo to learn more about our work. Click on tabs above logos to view programs by type.

BOARD MEMBERS

Teri Plummer McClure, JD
Retired SVP of Labor & Relationships,
UPS

Kent Alexander, JD
Author and Attorney

Walter Deriso, Jr., JD,
Chairman,
Atlanta Capital Bank

Kirk Diamond
Executive Managing Director,
Cushman & Wakefield

James Jackson, MBA
Chief Marketing Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Deborah Kilpatrick, PhD
Chief Executive Officer & Director,
Evidation Health

Charles “Pete” McTier
Retired President, 
Robert W. Woodruff Foundation

Walter Orenstein, MD, MPH
Professor,
Emory University School of Medicine

David A. Ross, ScD
Chief Executive Officer & President

EXECUTIVE TEAM

David A. Ross, ScD
Chief Executive Officer & President

William P. Nichols, MPA
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer

Lynn Heinisch, MA
Chief External Relations Officer

Mark McKinlay, PhD
Director,
Center for Vaccine Equity

Patrick O’Carroll, MD, MPH
Head,
Health System Strengthening

Ellen Wild, MPH,
Chief Business Strategy Officer

FY2020 FINANCIALS

OUR DONORS & FUNDING PARTNERS

The Task Force for Global Health is grateful for the generosity of our donors and funding partners. 
The following individuals, foundations, corporations, government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations contributed $1,000 or more in FY20 (September 2019 to August 2020).

Abbott Laboratories
African Society for Laboratory Medicine
American Association for the Study of Liver Disease
Ascension Global Mission
Asian Liver Center, Stanford University
Bayer U.S. LLC
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Brother’s Brother Foundation
Catholic Health Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Foundation
Center for Global Health Innovation
Cepheid
Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
CRDF Global
Dissent Pins
Dispensary of Hope
Eagle Medical Services
Emory University
European Association for the Study of Liver Disease
Fetzer Institute
GlaxoSmithKline
Global Health Crisis Center
Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach
ILEP Federation
Ina Kay Foundation
International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations
International Federation of Pharmaceutic Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)
Jewish Federation
Johnson & Johnson
Medical Bridges
MedShare
MedWish International

Merck & Co., Inc., (Known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada)
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
Novartis
Office of Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Pan American Health Organization
Pfizer Inc.
Pharco Pharmaceuticals
Pittulloch Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Roche Molecular Systems
RxOutreach
Sanofi Espoir Foundation
Sasakawa Health Foundation
Siemens Healthcare
Sightsaver International
Supplies Over Seas
Templeton World Charity Foundation
The End Fund
The Fred Hollows Foundation
The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center
The John C. Martin Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation
U.K. Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (UK Aid)
UPS Foundation
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI)
U.S. State Department
United Nations Children’s Fund
World Health Organization

Alan & Lucy Hinman
Dave Ross
Debby and Tim Coleman
Graham Owen
Grant Dewbre
Guy Logan
James & Juanita Curran
James Niewenhuis
Jane & Wayne Thorpe
John Kianka
Kimberly Hagen
Lara Zibner
Paul Mulcahy
Richard Liburdi
Stanley Plotkin
Timothy & Barbara Whall
Walter & Diane Orenstein
William Nichols

Photo Courtesy of Anu Laxmi for the NTD Support Center.

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