In 2014, one of the biggest disease outbreaks in years was threatening the health of millions in West Africa and potentially the entire world. As …
In response to new treatment guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO), Merck & Co., Inc. (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada)
This year’s flu season has been severe in the United States and serves as a reminder of our vulnerability to a pandemic. A flu pandemic
Ahead of World Leprosy Day on Sunday, Jan. 28, several leading leprosy groups have joined forces to launch a Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy to
News reports swirled before Thanksgiving that a North Korean defector had 10-inch long parasitic worms (Ascaris lumbricoides) removed from his stomach after fleeing to the south.
By Dave Ross, ScD President and Chief Executive Officer, The Task Force for Global Health I recently had the opportunity to meet with an Atlanta-based
In a remote village high up in the Northern Pakistan mountains that has seen its share of strife and hardship, men, women, and children gathered
At the height of the Zika outbreak in Latin America and the Caribbean, one of the biggest issues public health officials grappled with was how
A pilot project in India aims to improve the reporting systems for programs to control infections of soil-transmitted helminths (STH) or intestinal worms. The Task
In response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, The Task Force’s Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) is helping the Centers for Disease Control and
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.