Infectious diseases, vaccine-preventable diseases, and weak health systems are barriers to health and development for developing countries. The Task Force sees a world with the resources and means to address these issues. Our mission, vision, and values are rooted in the belief that all lives have equal value and everyone should have equal access to the means for good health. We recognize that the world’s poor lack political voices, so we advocate for their health needs through our work. We apply rigorous science and compassion for the people whom we serve in all of our programs and projects.

Mission: To reduce the burden of vaccine-preventable and neglected tropical diseases and strengthen health systems.

Vision: A world where all people have equal access to the means for good health.


  • Collaboration – We believe partnerships are essential. Organizations working together have a much greater impact than they can when working on their own.
  • Global Health Equity and Social Justice – We work to provide all people, especially the world’s poor, with opportunities to lead healthy, productive lives.
  • Stewardship – We pride ourselves in the wise and judicious management of the resources entrusted to us.
  • Consequential Compassion – We link compassion to effective actions by being aware of the suffering of others, understanding the causes of that suffering, and engaging in informed actions to alleviate it.

'Compassion Is a Key Foundation of The Task Force'


Task Force Board Member and Senior Vice President, United Parcel Service


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