A Legacy of Leadership
Dr. William H. Foege, co-founder of The Task Force for Global Health, worked on the successful campaign to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s. He was appointed director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1977.
Foege served The Carter Center as its Executive Director for 6 years. As the Executive Director and co-founder of The Task Force for Child Survival and Development (now The Task Force for Global Health), he helped increase immunization rates from 20% of children getting one immunization to 80% of children, which has been hallmarked as one of the greatest peacetime collaborative efforts in history. Foege also served as Senior Medical Advisor for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
On October 9, 2018, Dr. Foege spoke with Ed Baker, MD, MPH, at The Task Force about his philosophy on leadership and how to be an effective leader.
The following are The Task Force’s statements submitted to the World Health Organization (WHO) on various issues discussed at the 148th Session of the WHO’s
The following is The Task Force’s statement submitted to the World Health Organization (WHO) for the World Health Assembly (WHA) which The Task Force attended
The Task Force’s Voices for Vaccines (VFV) program is a parent-led initiative supported by scientists, doctors, and public health officials to provide parents clear, science-based