Building Field Epidemiology Capacity in More Than 100 Countries

Field epidemiologists are an essential part of a country’s health workforce, providing disease surveillance, outbreak response, and general public health expertise to protect communities from diseases and help all people live healthy, productive lives. However, not every country has the…

Q&A With Karen Ernst, Director of Parent-Led Vaccine Confidence Program

The Task Force’s Voices for Vaccines (VFV) program is a parent-led initiative supported by scientists, doctors, and public health officials to provide parents clear, science-based information about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases, as well as foster discussion about vaccinations. VFV creates…

Lab Kits Find Second Life in New Humanitarian Purpose

A novel partnership is delivering unused medical supplies and equipment from clinical research sites to under-resourced health facilities. The kits4life initiative, managed by The Task Force’s MedSurplus Alliance (MSA), brings together pharmaceutical companies, research facilities, and medical supply recovery organizations…

Africa Eradicates Wild Poliovirus: Q&A on What’s Next for Global Polio Eradication

Polio eradication efforts reached a historic goal recently when Africa was certified as free of wild poliovirus. To mark this milestone, two Task Force polio experts share what this success means for polio eradication globally. Mark McKinlay, PhD, Director of…

There is Still Hope: NTD Elimination Efforts Confront COVID-19 Impact

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted many non-COVID diseases and health conditions. Among these are neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), a group of communicable diseases caused by viruses, parasites, and bacteria. NTDs affect an estimated 1 billion people in 149 countries. Efforts…

Data Driven Success: Bangladesh’s Progress to Eliminate Soil-Transmitted Worm Infections

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The Task Force for Global Health Celebrates World Patient Safety Day, 2020

Global health programs have two fundamental ethical responsibilities. First, to deliver health benefits to affected populations. And second, ‘do no harm’ – in other words, to provide these benefits as safely as possible. Thursday, September 17, 2020 is World Patient…

Celebrating Kenya’s Health Workforce System as Government Takes the Helm: Q&A with Program Leads Agnes Waudo and Martha Rogers

For the last 15 years, a team in Kenya has built a robust information system that has transformed the nation’s health workforce, enabling the country to provide basic health services to Kenyans by engaging all of its nearly 100,000 health…

Videos Showcase Field Epidemiologists Tackling COVID-19 Around the World

A recent video contest highlights field epidemiologists who are on the frontlines of COVID-19 response around the world, guiding public health interventions and disease surveillance. The Task Force’s Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) launched the…

New Data Project on Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Could Improve Maternal and Child Health Outcomes

Americans hear a lot about the country’s opioid crisis but less often about ways to counter it and help those impacted by opioid addiction. A new Task Force for Global Health project is building a surveillance system that aims to…

On 40th Anniversary of Smallpox Eradication, Dr. William Foege Applies Lessons Learned to Current Pandemic Response

Task Force co-founder, William H. Foege, MD, MPH is an inspiration for all of The Task Force’s work. An epidemiologist by training, he was one of the architects of the successful smallpox eradication effort in the 1970s and served as…

Using Cell Phones for Contact Tracing: Partnering with Google, Apple and CDC Foundation, Q&A with Task Force Public Health Informatics Expert

Vivian Singletary, JM, MBA, serves as Director of The Task Force for Global Health’s Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII), which is leading our work on digital contact tracing tools. 1. Tell us about the partnership with the CDC Foundation to…

A Digital Revolution: How Information Technology Is Transforming Health Systems in Africa

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Press Release: Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination Guides Care of Viral Hepatitis During the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Viral hepatitis vaccination, testing and treatment must continue during the COVID-19 Pandemic” –Dr. John Ward Decatur, GA., May 21, 2020 – The Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination, a program of The Task Force for Global Health, joins with the journal…

Volunteer Group Addresses Supply Chain Challenges to Track Medical Donations for Neglected Tropical Diseases From Door to Door

Once there is a treatment for a disease, manufacturing it, sending it, and distributing it to those who need it seems like the easy part. But in reality, the complexities of supply chain logistics and management can prevent people from…

“Stamp Out Oncho” in Cameroon: A Country’s Journey to Eliminating River Blindness

Earlier in April, the world celebrated World Health Day – to focus on the challenges and successes of health initiatives globally. In this vein, The Task Force for Global Health is spotlighting its longest-running program and the world’s longest-running drug…

Field Epidemiologists Share How Training Programs Have Advanced Their Skills

Field epidemiologists globally are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, responding with vital public health procedures, like contact tracing, sampling, and risk communication, to help prevent and stop the spread of COVID-19. However, it has taken years of concerted…

From Sending PPE to the Navajo Nation to Responding with Compassion, The Task Force Rounds Up Its April COVID-19 Activities

As the coronavirus pandemic progresses, The Task Force for Global Health’s programs continue to work on on-going activities and projects that support the fight against COVID-19 and have taken on new projects to help address this global pandemic. Here are…