Blog: Creating Tools for Trust
Written by Noah Louis-Ferdinand Hesitancy towards public health is now something everyone has to care about. Last month, viral myths about COVID vaccines continued to …
Could We Have Been More Prepared for the Coronavirus Pandemic?
Responding to the scale and impact of the coronavirus pandemic is a challenge the public health community has not faced in the modern era. While
Equipping Clinical Care Facilities
This article is a sub-article of “Could We Have Been More Prepared for the Coronavirus Pandemic?” See the full article. In clinical care settings, health
Building Epidemiological Capacity to Slow the Spread of a Pandemic
This article is a sub-article to “Could We Have Been More Prepared for the Coronavirus Pandemic?” See the full article. Health system strengthening is often
Pandemic Preparedness: Developing and Deploying Vaccines
This article is a sub-article to “Could We Have Been More Prepared for the Coronavirus Pandemic?” See the full article. While this pandemic is not
Staff Heroine: Carla Johnson, A Woman of Excellence
On March 5th, many staff members from The Task Force for Global Health kicked off celebrating Women’s History Month by attending Emory’s Women of Excellence
A Man of Scientific Integrity: The Task Force Thanks Walter Dowdle, PhD, for His Many Contributions
On any given day, when Walter Dowdle, PhD, would walk to work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), he would have a
Report from Sri Lanka: Hope for People Living with Lymphedema
In honor of World Lymphedema Day, The Task Force journeyed to Sri Lanka to hear from persons affected by filarial lymphedema – a condition caused
The Ambitious Goal of Beating Neglected Tropical Diseases By 2030
This article was originally published on Medium. One billion. It can be difficult to conceptualize a number so big. If you were to count one
The Epidemiology of Compassion and Love: In the DNA of the NTD Movement
On January 8-10 2020, the Focus Area for Compassion and Ethics (FACE) convened a meeting at The Task Force for Global Health on an unlikely topic
Defying Stigma and Discrimination: Being Affected by Leprosy Brings More Challenges Than Just the Disease
World Leprosy Day was on January 26th. Amar Bahadur Timulsina was diagnosed with leprosy at 12 years old. Being from a remote village in Nepal
The 2019 Download
Dear Friends, As the year comes to a close, we reflect on the challenges we’ve overcome and the successes we’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy.
Continuing the War on Worms
Q&A with former STH Advisory Committee Chair and member, Vicente Y. Belizario, Jr., MD, MTM&H “People, parasites, and poverty have a thriving relationship” said Vicente Y.
Header photo caption: A drug distributor travels long distances to a remote village in Cameroon to get medicines for onchocerciasis (river blindness) and lymphatic filariasis to marginalized societies most in need.