What We Do
At The Task Force, we have real impact by solving massive health problems. We work with partners to eliminate diseases that have plagued humanity for centuries and transform health systems, so that in the end, all people can realize their right to living a healthy life. Our programs make an impact in the following areas.
We have expertise in mobilizing populations through disease elimination campaigns to ensure that medicines, supplies, and interventions are provided, distributed, and implemented throughout communities around the world.
We protect the health of populations by training disease detectives, helping to build effective health systems and strong workforces, and assuring communities have the information they need to fight diseases.
Header photo caption: Community health workers measure the height of community members in Bafang, Cameroon during a mass drug administration for onchocerciasis (river blindness) and lymphatic filariasis elimination.
On January 8-10 2020, the Focus Area for Compassion and Ethics (FACE) convened a meeting at The Task Force for Global Health on an unlikely topic
Defying Stigma and Discrimination: Being Affected by Leprosy Brings More Challenges Than Just the Disease
World Leprosy Day was on January 26th. Amar Bahadur Timulsina was diagnosed with leprosy at 12 years old. Being from a remote village in Nepal
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