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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
French-speaking countries in West Africa are joining forces to eliminate trachoma under a new initiative spearheaded by The Task Force’s International Trachoma Initiative (ITI). In
New Mapping Tool Saves Ethiopia and Tanzania $9.2 Million in Unnecessary Treatment Costs for Lymphatic Filariasis
A new mapping tool developed by The Task Force for Global Health and its partners has helped Ethiopia and Tanzania reduce the number of districts
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
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.