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 …
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
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
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.