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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

April 29, 2019

New Framework to Assess Progress Against Neglected Tropical Diseases

For the first time, stakeholders across 10 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have collaborated to develop a unified framework to assess progress against these devastating and preventable illnesses, which affect more than 1.6 billion of the world’s poorest people. The framework, created by the Uniting to Combat NTDs partnership, consists of two components: an instrument called… Read More

April 29, 2019

Task Force Hosts Diagnostics Symposium

Experts from non-profit organizations, the private sector and academia came together at a symposium hosted at The Task Force headquarters in Atlanta to discuss strides made in diagnostics to eliminate neglected tropical diseases and understand the causes of childhood mortality. Dan Fletcher, PhD, who chairs the bioengineering department at the University of California, Berkeley, delivered… Read More

April 29, 2019

Alan Hinman Honored with Award for Achievement in Vaccinology and Immunology

Alan Hinman, MD, MPH, Consulting Advisor at The Task Force’s Center for Vaccine Equity (CVE), recently received the prestigious Dr. Charles Mérieux Award from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases for his work in vaccinology and immunology. The award, given annually, honors individuals whose lifetime contributions to the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases have led to… Read More

March 28, 2019

Celebrating the Work to Eliminate Hepatitis: Photo Contest

In preparation for the summer 2019 launch of the Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination, The Task Force for Global Health invites all those working to eliminate viral hepatitis to submit photos that capture their work in action to the #HepEliminationInAction photo contest. The contest opens on April 2, 2019 and the deadline for submissions has… Read More

March 27, 2019

Clinical Drug Trials Offer Hope of Relief to Patients with Stigmatizing Lymphedema

For people with disfiguring lymphedema, the hope that a drug may help reduce inflammation and swelling — potentially returning to them a life of dignity — is huge cause for celebration. The video below chronicles the work of The Task Force’s Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC) and its partners in assessing the effectiveness of… Read More

March 27, 2019

Preventing Blindness in Developing Countries

Spotlight on International Trachoma Initiative (ITI) Supply Chain Manager, Carla Johnson Carla Johnson recently rediscovered a photo of herself. In it, she was six years old, standing in front of a poster she had created for kindergarten class. The poster was filled with hand-drawn renderings of a train, a ship, and an airplane. Little did… Read More

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