July 28th marks World Hepatitis Day to enhance awareness of viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that causes a range of health problems, including …
An innovative iPad-based infrared scanner is being used for the first time in a clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of an antibiotic in reducing
The Task Force for Global Health is supportive of a growing consensus among African health ministers that river blindness can be eliminated in Africa. River
A new online networking platform for graduates of field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) is expected to help strengthen public health response to disease outbreaks. Called
With polio eradication on the horizon, The Task Force for Global Health and its partners have compiled lessons learned and best practices from this historical
African Countries Mobilize to Coordinate Trachoma Elimination Programs Targeting Nomadic Populations
Each year an ethnic group called the Maasai lead their herds of cattle across a large stretch of land between Tanzania and Kenya, searching for
The Task Force’s Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) is teaming up with Emory University to improve services for patients with metabolic disorders. People with these
By Dave Ross, ScD President and Chief Executive Officer, The Task Force for Global Health The Task Force was originally conceived to bring together the
Teri McClure, JD, a senior executive at United Parcel Service (UPS), has been named chair of The Task Force for Global Health Board of Directors.
A new research project in Ethiopia is evaluating a diagnostic test for determining whether trachoma, the leading cause of infectious blindness, has been eliminated within
Patrick Lammie, PhD, chief scientist for The Task Force’s Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center, was recently honored with two prestigious awards from the Centers for
An estimated 0.8 percent of people with certain primary immune deficiency diseases (PIDs) excrete poliovirus for prolonged periods after receiving oral polio vaccine, according to
By Dr. Dionisio Herrera Guibert, Director of TEPHINET I recently attended a graduation ceremony in Haiti for 25 field epidemiologists who completed a training program
Header photo caption: A drug distributor travels long distances to a remote village in Cameroon to get medicines for onchocerciasis (river blindness) and lymphatic filariasis to marginalized societies most in need.