Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who has worked tirelessly to eradicate a neglected tropical disease (NTD) known as Guinea worm, told a Nov. 10 meeting
Guatemala has been declared free of river blindness, one of the leading causes of infectious blindness in the world. Once the most endemic country in
The Task Force for Global Health has been awarded a $10-million cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help develop
Any given day, U.S. public health departments receive reports from healthcare providers of new cases of infectious diseases ranging from chickenpox to HIV. These reports
by Dave Ross, ScD President and Chief Executive Officer, The Task Force for Global Health There are more displaced people now than at any other
Against the backdrop of a day-long symposium that examined the future of humanitarian action, The Task Force for Global Health was recognized on Sept. 30
The Task Force has named three leading global health experts to head programs in river blindness elimination, intestinal worm control, and health systems strengthening. Patrick
The Task Force is a partner on a $6.8-million grant awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide assistance with the agency’s
TEPHINET, The Task Force’s field epidemiology training program, recently deployed eight field epidemiologists to Angola in response to an outbreak of yellow fever in the
The Task Force is assisting the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health with preparations for its first mass drug administration (MDA) to eliminate trachoma in the country.
A disfiguring neglected tropical disease called lymphatic filariasis (LF) may soon be eliminated from Haiti, but determining if elimination has been reached remains an ongoing challenge that
On Aug. 8, while speaking to representatives from more than 30 African countries, Task Force President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Ross, ScD, emphasized the
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.