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…