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June 25, 2019

Supporting a Surge in Polio Eradication Efforts

Polio remains a global health threat, despite the existence of highly successful vaccination programs. Thanks to new funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Task Force for Global Health is mobilizing to support global polio eradication efforts through the Polio Eradication Surge Capacity Support Team, which has the goal of addressing… Read More

June 25, 2019

Strengthening Global Health Information Systems

Spotlight on Public Health Informatics Institute Practice Support Director, Jim Jellison, MPH In the 1970s and 80s, kids growing up around Detroit, Michigan essentially had a one-industry career choice. “My father worked for General Motors his entire professional life. In grade school, many of my friends’ fathers worked in the automobile industry and there would… Read More

June 25, 2019

New $180 Million Grant Extends Surveillance on Child Health and Mortality Prevention

In this day and age of technology and rapidly developing economies, it seems unimaginable that more than 15,000 children under the age of five die every day. Yet, in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, it is sadly common for children to not make it past their fifth birthday. The good news is that partners from… Read More

June 25, 2019

How Do Task Force Programs Help Create Sustainable Access to Health for All?

In The Task Force’s efforts to help countries provide effective and accessible services that address their citizens’ health needs, four of our programs — African Health Workforce Project, MedSurplus Alliance, Public Health Informatics Institute, and Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network — focus on general health systems strengthening efforts. But as our… Read More

May 30, 2019

A Ceaseless Curiosity to Eliminate NTDs

Spotlight on Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center Director, Patrick Lammie, PhD The Task Force for Global Health is pleased to share new leadership developments for the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC). Patrick Lammie, PhD, former NTD-SC Chief Scientist, has been named as the program’s new director. Eric Ottesen, MD, former director of NTD-SC, will… Read More

May 30, 2019

Do No Harm: Compassion, Ethics, and Excellence in Global Health Summit

Do global health programs – particularly short-term medical missions and medical supply donation programs – ensure that they are meeting beneficiary and community needs while not creating additional burdens in already under-resourced settings? That is a question the group of professionals, academics, and students from around the world discussed in May at the Joint Global… Read More

May 30, 2019

Task Force Informatics Helps Build Comprehensive Profile of Patients with Inherited Metabolic Disorders in Georgia

One of its kind initiative in state aims to better understand the diseases and treatment outcomes. When Bentley Vining was born, he was diagnosed with a rare inherited disorder that required him to be on a lifelong special diet. His mother, Courtney, submitted a claim for the medical formulas to the family’s insurance provider. They… Read More

May 30, 2019

Better Data and Drug Quality Drives Children Without Worms’ Efforts to Help Eliminate Intestinal Worm Infections

Director of The Task Force for Global Health’s Children Without Worms (CWW), Rubina Imtiaz, MBBS, shares what she is most excited about this year for CWW and the STH Coalition for which CWW acts as the secretariat. Soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) continues to be one of the most prevalent neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in the world… Read More

May 28, 2019

CEPI partners with Brighton Collaboration to support safety assessment of vaccine candidates against emerging infectious diseases

Press Release: Oslo, Norway; Atlanta, GA, USA, May 28, 2019 — The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the Brighton Collaboration, the largest global organisation of scientific experts on vaccine safety, based in Atlanta at The Task Force for Global Health, today announced the launch of the Safety Platform for Emergency vACcines (SPEAC) Project… Read More

April 29, 2019

Q&A with the Newest Task Force for Global Health Board Member: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Chief Marketing Officer, Jim Jackson

Jim is a 28- year veteran of the IT industry and has spent the last two decades driving change and creating results in Information Technology (IT) Marketing. Since joining HP in 1998, he’s worked in a variety of marketing roles, including services, software and communications. As Chief Marketing Officer, he oversees brand, web, ecommerce, digital… Read More

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