About Us

The Task Force for Global Health is an independent, nongovernmental organization based in Decatur, GA, USA, with field offices in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Guatemala City, Guatemala. We improve health conditions for vulnerable populations around the world, especially people living in poverty. Our programs focus on controlling and eliminating debilitating diseases and building durable systems that protect and promote health.

Since 2013, we have been ranked among the largest nonprofit organizations in the United States by Forbes, due to significant in-kind contributions of medicines that we receive each year from pharmaceutical companies.


Task Force Children Without Worms International Trachoma Initiative Mectizan Donation Program Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center Center for Vaccine Equity Public Health Informatics Institute TEPHINET African Healthcare Workforce Project

The Task Force Platform

The Task Force provides administrative, financial, and human resources services needed for programmatic success. The Task Force also plays essential convening roles for the programs and helps them advocate to funders and partners.

Our programs share a common collaborative approach in all of their work. We serve as the secretariat or hub for six major global health coalitions. In addition, many of our programs work closely together to reach public health goals.

As an Emory University affiliate, we benefit from the close association with a leading academic institution. All of our team members are Emory University employees.

Our programs and projects currently reach hundreds of millions of people in 154 countries. For more about our work, visit Our Work and Impact.


The Task Force was founded in 1984 to work on a single global health issue–low childhood immunization rates in developing countries. We have endured for more than three decades because of the great need for our services, especially our ability to mobilize partnerships and focus resources and expertise on global health problems.


Each month, we’ll send you our e-newsletter with the latest about our work around the world to provide all people with access to the means for good health.